Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Circus Mirandus (Dial Books, 2015) by Cassie Beasley is a wonderful story of a grandson's love for his grandfather and their stories, separately and together, in search for magic. It's also a story of friendship.
Micah Tuttle's Grandpa Ephraim, who has raised him, is dying. Great-Aunt Gertrudis is keeping Micah away from her brother. She talks about the "silliness" that Micah doesn't need "stuffed between his ears," which references Circus Mirandus. It's just stories. But Grandpa has told Micah the stories are all true and that the Lightbender owes him a miracle. Micah is sure the miracle will save his grandfather's life.
This amazing story is the author's first book. Read more here.
The book has also been published in England. About that version, Cassie Beasley says she's been "Anglicized."