Punch is a young orphan boy, hungry and alone. When he is offered a job with a traveling medicine show, he takes it, although he has no idea what his work will be. But after he joins the troupe and sees the owner’s beautiful daughter, Judy, he no longer cares what he has to do, as long as he is near her. Soon the shady medicine show is on the run, just one step ahead of a sheriff who is determined to put them all in jail for peddling their bottles of elixirs. To save the day, Punch will have to take on the trickiest job of all: making people laugh.
With Johnny Heller’s lively narration, even reluctant young listeners will enjoy this rollicking coming-of-age tale. Written by Newbery Award-winning author Avi, Punch with Judy offers an irresistible combination of swashbuckling adventure and old time settings.