Selling Points: "Circuses, sabotage, fitting in"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2007
Fiction Ages 8-11
Max put his hand on Sam's shoulder. "C'mon. You're not giving up already, are you?"
"Already?" said Sam. "I've tried everything! It's hopeless."
"You haven't tried everything. Have you talked to the clowns yet? You'd be a natural with them."
"Thanks a lot."
Sam Stringbini, the youngest son in a family of circus performers, is living every kid's dream, except for the fact that he is no good on the high wire, trapezes freak him out and magic mystifies him. When the Triple Top Circus is threatened by repeated acts of sabotage, Sam is the number one suspect. To clear his name, Sam enlists the help of his cousin, Harriet, and discovers that, while he may never be a sword-swallower or a lion-tamer, he just might be able to save the circus.
Resource Links - April 1, 2008
"An absolutely delightful book."
CM Magazine - November 1, 2007
"A cute, cozy mystery for young readers…Recommended."
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