Do you remember this?
It is from a book called The Dancer, The Bear and The Nobody Boy by Daniele Bour and Jean-Claude Brisville. I got a copy from Ebay recently, and it is as beautiful and magical and melancholy as a book about a bear, a circus, a tightrope walker and an orphan should be.
Also, I love the way it has been translated from the French - do I detect a Cockney accent?!
Don't even get me started on the end papers...
This is one book I actually could read to the girls every night.