Happy Tuesday, Reading Nook readers!
I'm very, very excited that today's the publication day for Circus Mirandus by the amazingly talented Cassie Beasley!
As a part of the release-day blitz organized by Aeicha at Word Sperlunker and Penguin Young Readers, we're sharing a letter from Cassie, lots of love for the book, and an amazing giveaway!
Keep reading for more book love, and to get your entry in for the giveaway!
A Letter from Cassie:
Ages ago I hung a poster in my room with the words “The Circus Opens Summer 2015” in bold letters across the top. At the time, it seemed that Summer 2015 would never come. Now, miraculously, June 2 is here, and Circus Mirandus is springing up in bookshops all over the country.
In the story, those called to Circus Mirandus feel a change in the wind. They hear music on the air, pipes and drums leading them toward magic and hope and heart’s desires. Eventually they find themselves before the gates, standing, as I am now, on the threshold of somewhere both wonderful and unknowable.
As people read the pages into which I’ve poured so much time and self, I wonder what they’ll think of the world I’ve created. I wonder if they will love it as much as I do. It’s an exciting moment, stepping through these gates into a place I’ve imagined but never seen.
Thank you so much for making this journey with me. Thank you for supporting the book. Thank you, most of all, for believing.
About the book:
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 by Dial Books (first published January 1st 2015)
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More praise for Circus Mirandus:
« “On one level, the book is a fantastical circus romp… On another, it's both serious and thick with longing… A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care.”
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
« “Circus Mirandus is not a simple story, but readers will be rewarded for delving into its intricacies. This gripping fantasy tale will have readers hooked from the opening scene to the breathtaking—and unexpected—conclusion.”
--School Library Journal, starred review
« “Beasley’s debut is a bit of its own three-ring circus, masterfully diverting readers’ attention among the pressing matter of Ephraim’s illness, the inventive descriptions of Circus Mirandus in Ephraim’s flashbacks and Micah’s visits, and the larger, more serious tragedy of those who refuse to believe…Readers will be left with…the hope…that those who still believe will always have magic in their lives.”
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
There will be 5 winners, and the Giveaway will run from June 2nd until June 16th. Winners will receive:
Signed hardcover of CIRCUS MIRANDUS
Bookmarks (pack of 10)