The main character overcomes a challenge.
The characters are actual figures from history.
The story events could not happen in real life.
The story gives facts and details about a topic.
She wants to avoid walking in the snow.
She is embarrassed by the way she looks.
She wants to join her friends somewhere else.
She is afraid the wind will blow off her scarf.
They need song words to explain their tricks.
They need the rhythm in order to do their act.
They want to put the audience in a good mood.
They want everyone to clap while they perform.
The townspeople were all dressed up for the circus.
A large flock of birds had flown into her yard.
Ah Sam had feathers on his new clothes.
The cousins' costumes were very colorful.
The cousins have already learned to spell out "Thank you, Ursula."
Ah Sam suggests that Ursula sneak out to stand behind the crowd.
Ah Sam says the cousins have a trick no one has seen before.
The cousins arrive on a stagecoach without a musician.
Excited by some of the acts.
Thinking about pirate signals.
Worried about making a mistake.
Concerned about her father's hurt lip.
Mr. Schultz carries her nearer to the fire.
Her entire pirate crew attends the circus.
The audience applauds for her music.
Susie gives her a secret pirate sign.
A circus can take place outdoors.
People can learn to do amazing tricks.
Looks are not as important as how you feel.
Two people can do jumps together in a costume.