Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction
Circus Mirandus is a book about believing in magic. Micah was happy living with Grandfather Ephraim. He enjoyed listening to his grandfather’s stories of when he was a boy and went to a magic circus. Now everything is changed. Grandfather is sick and Aunt Gertrudis has come from Arizona to take care of both of them. Aunt Gertrudis is nothing like Grandfather. She is always trying to keep them apart and isn’t fun like Grandfather.
The Lightbender from the magical Circus Mirandus promised Grandfather a miracle when he was just a boy and now it’s time to collect. Micah tries to help Grandfather get the miracle that he was promised when he was a boy. With the help of his friend Jenny and a messenger bird Chintzy they begin an adventure.
I am almost 10 years old and this book was difficult for me to read. My mom had to help me, there were a lot of words I didn’t know. We read most of the book together. I like books like the Land of Stories and I thought this was going to be like that but it was very different. It was a little slow and I expected there would be many big adventures. My favorite parts were the stories about Circus Mirandus, I wished there were more of them.
I did like all the characters. Micah is very nice and finds a great friend in Jenny. Grandpa Ephraim is interesting with all his wonderful stories, he’s a pretty great grandfather. Aunt Gertrudis is not nice. She doesn’t believe in magic and thinks Micah and his grandfather is foolish for believing in it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy books about believing in magic.