Friday, November 3, 2017
I re-read this in preparation for the Treehouse Book Club. It's the story of Micah whose dying grandfather needs a miracle. As a child Grandpa Ephraim was promised a miracle by the "Lightbender" at the magical Circus Mirandus but he chose to save it instead of using it immediately. Now he wants the Lightbender to honor his promise but the Lightbender is trying to renege It's up to Micah, with his friend Jenny in two, to visit the magical circus and convince the Lightbender to keep his promise behind the back of Aunt Gertrudis, Ephraim's unpleasant sister. The strangeness of the circus in the story brought to mind The Night Circus.