Thursday, March 17, 2016

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Grandpa Ephraim tells of a magical circus where a girl can fly, an elephant can talk, and a special man is there called the Lightbender. He tells the story so well that Micah, his grandson, believes in magic with all of his heart.  Micah loves living with his grandpa until his grandpa gets sick.  Then, Aunt Gertrudis moves in to take care of them.  But, she is a bitter old woman and blames everything on magic specifically the magical circus, Circus Mirandus.  Grandpa Ephraim hoped that she had mellowed over time, but when he sees that is not the case, he knows that it is time to call in a wish to the Lightbender.  The Lightbender is the only one who can help them, but will he be able to grant the wish that Micah and Grandpa Ephraim so desperately need?  Find out in this quick read.

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