Featured Titles, Guest Post Three-Ring Rascals: A Peek Behind the Tent (Part 2) Meet Author & Illustrator Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages…your attention, please. We will now reveal the second post in a three-part blog series of Three-Ring Rascals entertainment as the spectacular Klise sisters share why these audiobook productions are so near and dear to their hearts.
[Spotlight on the Klise sisters.]

We grew up in an old house filled with books and records…

Little Rascals? Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise as little girls.

Little Three-Ring Rascals?
Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise

Most of the music was by Frank Sinatra. The six Klise kids shared a small collection of records. Our favorites were “Peter and the Wolf” and “Rose Red.” Our mom had a rule during the summer that specified the hours between one and four o’clock as quiet time. We could read or draw or play quietly, which we did for the first hour or so. Then, we all congregated in the living room near the record player and listened to one of our favorite stories. We never grew tired of our records, no matter how many times we played them.
Imagine our excitement, then, when we heard Listening Library’s audiobook production of our Three-Ring Rascals series. It took us right back to our childhood, sprawled out on the living room floor. Listening Library has assembled a fantastic ensemble cast and the result is pure magic. Sir Sidney sounds exactly like the kind old circus owner in our books. Barnabas Brambles is just as devious. But fret not. Bert and Gert, the clever circus mice, have a few tricks up their tiny sleeves.

We hope kids today will enjoy listening to this production as much as we loved listening to stories on records back in the old days. What a fun way to spend an hour in the living room or in the car on the way to soccer practice—or maybe even to the circus.

On with the show!

Kate and Sarah Klise

Kate Klise
Photo by Joyce McMurtrey

M. (stands for Mary) Sarah Klise

To learn more about these amazing audiobooks, and to add them to your library, click here.
klisesistersWe are so thankful to the Klise sisters for sharing their wonderful childhood memories about the power of listening! For more Three-Ring Rascals excitement, click here to meet producer Julianna Wilson. Coming soon, peek behind the tent to meet the cast!
All Illustrations © M. Sarah Klise.

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