He convinced Big Bob The Clown to let Mike and Barney try out for the clown act.
Barney was a natural. He even gave a better performance than all the other dogs that’d been in the circus for years.
Compliments from the trainer and other performers caused Mike to forget about his home and parents as he thought that life in the circus might be for him.
That's when Big Bob told Mike about his tragic past.
Find out what happens next in the new book, Barney and the Runaway, by Max Elliot Anderson. Available March 1 from a store near you or online.
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