Caleb, raised by his grandfather Ephraim, has grown up hearing the wondrous stories of Ephraim’s visit to Circus Mirandus as a child. Now Ephraim’s deathly ill, and the only possibility that exists to save him rests in the powers of the Lightbender, a Circus magician who promised Ephraim a miracle but which Ephraim never claimed. It’s up to Caleb to track down the elusive Circus Mirandus and ask for the miracle before time runs out for his grandfather.
This book definitely delivered on the magic of the circus. I loved the lush descriptions, and I appreciated it for being whimsical yet still dangerous. Many parts were reminiscent of Roald Dahl. The audiobook, read by Bronson Pinchot, was a delightful way of experiencing the novel–he was terrific at doing different voices for the characters. Looking forward to discussing it with my group of Brentwood Bookworms next week!
Reviewed by: Lindsay on May 18, 2017
Number of Pages: 304