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A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015

A New York Times Bestseller

Fans of The Magician's Elephant, Savvy, and Roald Dahl will fall in love with Circus Mirandus, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world.

Do you believe in magic?
Micah Tuttle does.

Even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn't approve, Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible tiger guarding the gates, the beautiful flying birdwoman, and the magician more powerful than any other - the Man Who Bends Light. Finally, Grandpa Ephraim offers proof. The Circus is real. And the Lightbender owes Ephraim a miracle. With his friend Jenny Mendoza in tow, Micah sets out to find the Circus and the man he believes will save his grandfather.

The only problem is, the Lightbender doesn't want to keep his promise. And now it's up to Micah to get the miracle he came for.

About the Author

Cassie Beasley


I'm Cassie Beasley, author of the New York Times bestseller Circus Mirandus.

My next book, Tumble & Blue, will be out on August 29th. It's about Blue, a boy who's been cursed to lose at everything from tiddlywinks to tic-tac-toe. And it's about Tumble, a girl who wants more than anything to be a hero like her idol, the infomercial-famous Maximal Star. It's the story of their friendship and their journey into the Okefenokee Swamp to change their fates.

I live in rural Georgia (not too far from the Okefenokee!) with my sister Kate Beasley. She writes children's books, too, and I'm a big fan of her debut middle grade novel, Gertie's Leap to Greatness.

I am so lucky that I get to spend my days reading and writing fiction for young people.

Thank you for visiting my author page. Happy reading!

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