Fans of “Big Fish”, “Peter Pan”, and “Roald Dahl” will fall in love with CIRCUS MIRANDUS, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world. Be sure to scroll down for a personal message from author, Cassie Beasley. Big thank you to Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring the giveaway and to Word Spelunking for organizing this release day blitz.
Title: Circus Mirandus | Author: Cassie Beasley | Publication Date: June 2, 2015 | Publisher: Dial Books | Pages: 304 | Recommended Age: 8 to 13
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Micah Tuttle believes in magic, even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn’t approve. Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible tiger guarding the gates, the beautiful flying birdwoman, and the magician more powerful than any other—the Man Who Bends Light. Finally, Grandpa Ephraim offers proof. The Circus is real—and the Lightbender owes Ephraim a miracle. With his friend Jenny Mendoza in tow, Micah sets out to find the Circus and the man he believes will save his grandfather. The only problem is, the Lightbender doesn’t want to keep his promise. And now it’s up to Micah to get the miracle he came for. Readers will fall in love with CIRCUS MIRANDUS, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world.
The Buzz About the Book
“On one level, the book is a fantastical circus romp… On another, it’s both serious and thick with longing… A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care.” ~ Kirkus, Starred Review
“Circus Mirandus is not a simple story, but readers will be rewarded for delving into its intricacies. This gripping fantasy tale will have readers hooked from the opening scene to the breathtaking—and unexpected—conclusion.” ~ School Library Journal, Starred Review
“Readers will be left with…the hope…that those who still believe will always have magic in their lives.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
”Debut author Beasley has built an imaginative world in evocative, painterly prose, particularly the circus, and she’s filled it with compellingly multifaceted characters.” ~ Booklist
“Circus Mirandus blooms before the reader’s eyes…This lighthearted middle-grade fantasy is an ideal pick for those who want to be immersed in an imaginative world where there is no limit on creativity and adventure.” ~ VOYA
About The Author: Cassie Beasley
CASSIE BEASLEY is from rural Georgia, where, when she’s not writing, she helps out on the family pecan farm. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. CIRCUS MIRANDUS is her first novel.
Message from the Author
* Giveaway *
Prize: Five (5) winners will receive each receive the following prize pack:
- Signed hardcover of CIRCUS MIRANDUS
- Audio sampler
- Animal crackers
- Bookmarks (pack of 10)
Contest ends: June 16, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open: United States
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