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Circus Galacticusby Deva Fagan
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Rebel. Champion gymnast. Intergalactic traveler?
Trix can deal with being an orphan charity case at a snotty boarding school. She can hold her own when everyone else tells her not to dream big dreams. She can even fight back against the mysterious stranger in a silver mask who tries to steal the meteorite her parents trusted her to protect. But her life is about to change forever. The Circus Galacticus has come to town, bringing acts to amaze, delight, and terrify. And now the dazzling but enigmatic young Ringmaster has offered Trix the chance to be a part of it. Soon Trix discovers an entire universe full of deadly enemies and potential friends, not to mention space leeches, ancient alien artifacts, and exploding chocolate desserts. And she just might unravel the secrets of her own past—if she can survive long enough.
"Fagan (The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle) makes a foray into science fiction with a zippy tale of outcasts and aliens finding their place in the universe. Fifteen-year old Beatrix 'Trix' Ling is a charity case at a stuffy boarding school where she's bullied and called a freak. Orphaned after her astronaut parents were killed in a launch accident, Trix is determined to win a gymnastics scholarship that will enable her to chase her own dreams of going into space. When that bubble bursts and she's invited to join a mysterious circus, Trix's cosmic ambitions come true in a way she never imagined: the Circus Galacticus isn't from Earth. But a menacing stranger is after the meteorite Trix's parents gave her to protect, and he's willing to chase her across the exciting and glittery universe to get it. Reminiscent of the juveniles of old, Fagan's story makes SF fun. It's loaded with wild coincidences and easily spotted inspirations (X-Men, Doctor Who), yet the underlying idea of valuing diversity, friendship, and self-esteem shines, carried by Fagan's solid writing, appealing characters, and sprinkles of whimsy. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
An action-packed, science fiction adventure for middle grade readers. Follow spirited orphan Trix from her snotty boarding school to the circus—and on to outer space.
“An exuberant, adventurous tightrope walk over the stars.” —Lisa Mantchev, author of Eyes Like Stars
Fifteen-year-old Beatrix Ling (or Trix) is tough. She can deal with being an orphan charity case at a snobbish boarding school. She can even fight back against the masked stranger who tries to steal her parents meteorite. But can she handle her life changing forever? The Circus Galacticus has come to town, and the dazzling young ringmaster has invited Trix aboard. Soon she discovers an entire universe of deadly enemies and potential friends, and she just might unravel the secrets of her own past—if she can survive that long. An action-packed intergalactic ride for science-fiction fans . . . now in paperback!
Trix runs away to join the circus—and winds up in outer space! Trix is an orphan and a charity case at a snobby boarding school, where her tendency to speak first and think later gets her into trouble. But her life is about to change forever. The Circus Galacticus has come to town, and the mysterious young Ringmaster has offered her the chance to join. Soon Trix discovers an entire universe full of deadly enemies and potential friends. And she just might unravel the secrets of her own past—if she can survive long enough.
About the Author
Deva Fagan is the author of Fortunes Folly and The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog. Visit her website at www.devafagan.com.
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