The Midnight Carnival: Step right up, don't be shy (Paperback)Erika McGann (author)
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Winner of the Waverton Good Read Children's Prize 2014!
A bearded ballerina, a young contortionist and a troupe of creepy clowns ...
It's the end of summer when a weird carnival rolls into town. Grace and her five magic friends make the most of it. But the gaudy lights and colours hide a dark secret. And when the girls are driven apart by doubts - and a wicked enchantment - they start keeping secrets too... As the most powerful evil they've ever encountered closes in, can they still trust each other with their lives?
'McGann's debut is funny, a bit scary and surprisingly realistic... Preteens will enjoy the easy read, identify with the characters and ask for more' Kirkus Reviews on The Demon Notebook
McGann has created a satisfying, entertaining page turner... the castles, dungeons, fairy creatures and magical wizardry match pretty much anything you'd come across in Hogwarts' booksforkeeps.co.uk on The Watching Wood
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 20 mm
if you are looking for a quirky, exciting read with six strong female characters at the centre, then look no further-- Gobblefunked
the interplay between the girls is the strength of the story, and the dialogue alternates between panic and hilarity-- Irish Examiner
an amazing book-- SeomraRanga.com
with loads of twists and turns in it, I just couldn't predict what was going to happen next-- Bleach House Library
this magical fantasy really drew me in, with believable characters and a mystery that I wanted to solve. Well-written and totally engrossing-- parentsintouch.co.uk
will have readers ... under its spell-- Evening Echo