Ephron, Amy

Carnival Magic

(4) 4-6 Back in England with Aunt Evie, Americans Tess and Max (The Castle in the Mist) visit the traveling Fun Fair. Tess is recruited to perform with aerial artists; Max discovers oddities in the House of Mirrors. But the outing turns ominous when the magical carnival's proprietor kidnaps the siblings. Ephron balances genial fantasy with a tinge of threat in this pleasing if unstructured episodic adventure.


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