Circus toys perform last act in Vancouver author’s new kids’ storybook

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Author Joan Ganey brings toys to life in her enchanting new children’s book, “The Toy Circus.” This endearing tale, which is illustrated by Lindsay Demonch, will be up for grabs nationwide this week.

In “The Toy Circus,” take a ringside seat when The Circus ringmaster, animals, clowns and others escape from their box in the corner of the room to give one last performance! Will the moon be the only one who sees it? Young children will love this heartwarming tale of determination and the power of love.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Ganey is a retired counselor and educator, having worked extensively with young children using toys and play figures to capture their imaginations and to color their dreams. Her best loved childhood toy was a collection of circus animals. Ganey is currently based in Vancouver, Washington.

Demonch lives in New Bern, North Carolina. She earned an illustration degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She spends her time teaching budding young artists. Her whimsical art makes people smile.

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