For years children have dreamed of running away to join the circus. But what if you are already in the circus? Hoping for a better life and a real home, Ben Brown abandons the world under the big top, bringing only his dog Sancho for company. Lost and alone, he is found by two girls who take him under their wing. Has Ben found the new life he was looking for? And can he adjust to the challenges of the ordinary world? First serialized in 1877, Louisa May Alcott's heartwarming tale of an unusual childhood will delight readers of all ages.