book begins with a family going to the circus. It is Greta's
seventh birthday. Her mom, dad and five year old brother,
James, all go along for the celebration. James is a very quiet
little boy, while Greta is very outgoing. The family was very
surprised when a clown steps on stage and asks for a volunteer for
his magic act and James throws his hand in the air. The clown
chose James to help him. The two of them go through a routine
on stage and everyone is laughing. The little boy's parents
are so proud of James. The magic act was amazing - James
disappeared right before everyone's eyes. However, there was a
big problem - James really did disappear!
investigation was getting nowhere, the father was obsessed with the
clown and the mother was becoming lost in her dreams. Greta
had to find out what really happened to James.
This is a very
interesting book. The mother becomes so involved in her dreams
that you almost felt like you were going through the dreams along
with her. The author does an excellent job of mixing
reality with fantasy. She does a wonderful job of describing
the fantasy of the mother's thoughts. Anne Ursu does an
excellent job of describing the characters and what was going
through their minds at the time of a little boy's
disappearance. You will enjoy reading this book.
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