High Wire (Edgar and Ellen Series #5)

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Step up! Step up!
Step up and see such acts of
awe and oddity!

A bizarre circus creeps into Nod's Limbs in the dead of night, bringing with it caravans of strange and wonderful entertainers. Edgar and Ellen soon find kindred spirits among the fire-eaters and escape artists. But will the mischievous twins join the circus when it leaves town,...

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Overview

Step up! Step up!
Step up and see such acts of
awe and oddity!

A bizarre circus creeps into Nod's Limbs in the dead of night, bringing with it caravans of strange and wonderful entertainers. Edgar and Ellen soon find kindred spirits among the fire-eaters and escape artists. But will the mischievous twins join the circus when it leaves town, and so avoid the wrath of Heimertz? In this topsy-turvy world of smoke and mirrors, nothing is quite what it seems....

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Glenn
Young twins, Edgar and Ellen, continue their adventures in this next installment of their unusual story, the fifth book in the "Edgar and Ellen" series. This time, the prank-loving youngsters find themselves involved in the exploits of a bizarre circus that comes to Nod's Limbs in the dead of night. Although they make friends among the young flying ant trainer, the fire eater, and the escape artist, among others, something is not quite right with their role in this community. They assume that their mysterious caretaker, Heimertz, and his one-eyed creature, Pet, are the enemy, but they soon learn that perception and truth are not always one and the same. Battling a heat-seeking squid, an animal-eating plant, some dancing peacocks, a tricky ringleader, and the mayor's power-hungry daughter, the twins emerge unscathed and a bit wiser—although facing additional troubles that will surely result in another topsy-turvy tale. Macabre characters, encrypted messages and secret codes, humorous antics, and a whole lot of mystery will keep even reluctant readers interested in this fast-paced, action-filled story. The illustrations, rendered in pen and ink, are fabulous, capturing the wickedly weird world Edgar and Ellen inhabit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416915003
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: Edgar & Ellen Series , #5
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 630,254
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Ogden is an avid camper and fisherman. He collects insects and has traveled in pursuit of various specimens to the North Pole, the Souh Pole, and Poland. Mr. Ogden and his insect collection make their home in a cool, dry, preservation-friendly environment, far removed from prying eyes.

Rick Carton has been drawing longer than he's been walking. In his Chicago studio he has a cherished collection of every pencil ever worn down to a nub during his lengthy artistic career. He has never formally studed art; instead, the art community has diligently studied him. They are yet to release their findings.

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