Episode of Series “The Desire to read”.
A cartoon adventure designed to develop reading skills by visualising book materials. Presents the story of a man who in his efforts to obtain riches, exploits freaks for theatrical purposes. Based on the picture book by Ellen Raskin. Teacher’s notes accompany the video.
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