Short Circus
Short Circus
Short Circus
Back to school, but not so fast! Jem Lockwood's first assignment is to write a composition on what he did during the summer, and he tells the teacher he could write a book. Short Circus is Jem's own story about his remarkable adventures with his Big Brother, Jesse Standish, and a host of neighbors and friends, plus a mysterious enemy who keeps sabotaging the swimming pond. There are bike jumping contests, fistfights, motorbikes, visits to seaside towns for festivals, and swimming in a waterfall. What begins as a glorious summer is very nearly ruined when Jem discovers that his Big Brother's rented house is about to be sold, and Jesse Standish may be forced to move away.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Biography

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Short Circus is a book about twelve-year-old Jeremy (Jem) who has to do a composition on his summer.  During the summer Jem gets a new big brother named Jesse Standish.  In this great book, Jem has fun with Jesse, goes to the circus, solves a mystery, makes new friends, and much more.

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