The Bear in a Muddy Tutu
by Cole Alpaugh
Talking birds, a traveling circus, and a bear with a soul ... welcome to Alpaugh’s magical world. A band of stranded roustabouts pitch their tents on a small island along the New Jersey shore, and their only hope is a hapless cult leader and an unemployed newspaper reporter. Will these two troubled men succeed in finding a home for this colorful group of misfits?