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Do you ever wonder what happens at the Carousel after all the doors have been locked and the riders go home? Do the animals come to life? Do they have their own party till everyone returns the next day? Read about the carousel animals’ adventures when no one is looking in this special, limited edition story, Ups and Downs of the Merry-Go-Round.

Ups and Downs of the Merry-Go-Round, is written by BB Joyner and illustrated by Joe Pilkenton. This children’s book is not only a great story, but also doubles as a coloring book, making it a great gift for any child. The books are available for pre-order at the Carousel Gift Shop or at until June 22nd. The books are $25 and checks can be made payable to Engage Kingsport.

All books be available for pick up at the Kingsport Carousel’s Birthday Bash on July 7th, and both the author and illustrator will be at the event to sign copies of the book. These books will only be available via pre-order and will each have an authentication number that will be inserted and marked by the author and illustrator.

For more information, please visit, or call 423-392-8414.