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Parents' Guide to

Circus Mirandus

By Amanda May Dundas, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Beautiful journey

Loved reading this book with my daughter. It was such a touching story that we read in again
age 8+

Magical!!

This book is perfect for all ages. Be warned, though: Your kids will be listening for the pipes and drums of Circus Mirandus long after the last page.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The true magic of this gripping fantasy, besides the wondrous world conjured by its author, lies in its ability to make the reader crave to believe in the impossible. You want to be on the side of those open-minded enough to suspend rational disbelief and delight in the sights of butterflies that turn into fairies or a woman who flies with birds -- and not the practical, often cranky (and usually adult) disbelievers who aren't allowed into the Circus Mirandus in the first place.

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