Circus Mirandushas cropped up on a few Mock Newbery lists so I was dying to get my hands on it, not to mention that people have compared it to The Night Circus, but for children. I could not put it down. It was amazing. And every kid and adult should read it. I would not be surprised if this walks away with an award!
My rating: 5 stars!
Summary from goodreads:
Fans of Big Fish, Peter Pan, and Roald Dahl will fall in love with Circus Mirandus, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in world.
Do you believe in magic?
Micah Tuttle does.
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.