James Otis (Kaler) (1848-1912) wrote Toby Tyler; or Ten Weeks with a Circus in 1880. Disney made it into a movie in 1960. With the final performance of The Greatest Show on Earth for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on May 21, 2017 future generations of children will never have the fantasy of running away to join a circus except through this classic book and movie.

Marjorie W. Sharmat (1928) began her series about the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, in 1972.