Bingleman's Midway

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (25) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $45.00   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
This is a carnival story set in the 1950's. Television hasn't yet transcended the natural wonder a farm boy can have over a raggle-taggle midway show with its freaks and magician and sense of magic. Moser's pictures capture the spare beauty of the Ohio countryside, downplaying the farm people themselves for the exoticism of the carny performers.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Life changes dramatically one midsummer's day on a farm in Ohio when Bingleman's Midway rattles along Route 6 in run-down trucks. When they stop to fix a flat, Bingleman regales Nathan and his older brother, Drew, with tales of the midway's wonders. ``Buncha guff,'' Drew retorts. But when their father takes them to the carnival the next day and Drew sees the marvelous magic show, he sneaks out later that night to join up. Ackerman's long lyrical text beautifully captures the quiet of the farm abruptly shattered by the coming of the midway, Drew's initial nonchalance, his gradual fall under the spell of circus magic, and the understanding of a father who has felt such a tug himself. Moser's large watercolors faithfully depict farm life in the late '40s and early '50s. At times, though, the illustrations lag behind the text, as when the story has Bingleman in the farmhouse drinking coffee while the painting shows him walking up to the front door with Drew and his family. Pair this with Ian Wallace's Morgan the Magnificent (McElderry, 1988; o.p.), about another farm child caught up in the allure of the circus.-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community-Technical College, CT
Susan Dove Lempke
A boy living in a rural community in Ohio gets shivery when he thinks about going to the traveling midway that has come to his town. He calls it a "buncha guff," but when he sees the mysterious Bingleman perform amazing tricks such as sawing a lady in half, he is captivated. That night, he sneaks away to join the carnival, discovering that his father is surprisingly understanding about his impulsive act. Today's highly stimulated, often skeptical youngsters may have a hard time seeing the lure of the midway, but Ackerman does a good job of portraying her narrator's conflicting feelings. Moser's richly saturated paintings play evocatively with light and darkness, and the book's centerpiece, two wordless spreads showing some of the acts--among them, fire-eating and toad-swallowing--have just the right note of creepy fascination. Moser's decision not to show the faces of the boy, his brother, or his father distances readers from the family, but it does focus attention on the glamorous carnival members.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563973666
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.34 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)