Circus Berzerkus

Overview

In the spirit of the imaginative works of Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, and Paul Jennings, this inventive work will excite young readers with an offbeat, hilarious take on a world of circuses and ghosts. This spirited tale follows child circus performer Marvin Gumbo as he attempts to save his family's circus from ruin at the hands of Dancing Dan, a charismatic lion tamer. Along the way Marvin befriends an incredible cast of characters, including Chubby Cupcakes, a fat lady who operates her own forklift; the Great ...

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Overview

In the spirit of the imaginative works of Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, and Paul Jennings, this inventive work will excite young readers with an offbeat, hilarious take on a world of circuses and ghosts. This spirited tale follows child circus performer Marvin Gumbo as he attempts to save his family's circus from ruin at the hands of Dancing Dan, a charismatic lion tamer. Along the way Marvin befriends an incredible cast of characters, including Chubby Cupcakes, a fat lady who operates her own forklift; the Great Zambini, the circus's strong man who happens to glow in the dark; and Rajah, the ghost of a dead elephant who playfully narrates Marvin's adventures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781865087702
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 156
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathon Harlen is the author of Brain Scam and The Cockroach War.

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Table of Contents

1 Bombs Away! 1
2 A Legend Is Born 11
3 The Warning 17
4 Rajah's Return 26
5 The Autograph 38
6 Desperate Measures 44
7 Plan B 52
8 The Great Comeback 62
9 Dan Loses His Head 80
10 Two Meetings 87
11 An Amazing Recovery 101
12 Something in the Fridge 109
13 The Haunting 114
14 Earth Calling Rajah 121
15 Showtime! 132
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