Bailey Fish, her grandmother, Sugar, and their neighbors are delighted when Captain Calliope shows up at Keswick Inn with his Great Goateenies. The captain hopes to form a new circus act with an unlikely combination of animals to replace his original, famed, Great Goateeneis that performed amazing tricks. But shortly after his arrival, Captain Calliope mysteriously disappears, leaving behind the new Goateenies with instructions for their care. Bailey, Justin Rudd, Noah and Fred Keswick and their foster sister, Sparrow, try to train the animals in his absence and plan their own backyard circus. However, the Goateenies prove difficult for Bailey and her friends to teach tricks. Other problems arise when Bailey learns of of her traveling mother's surprising news, and later confronts a bully at a party.
About the Author
Linda Salisbury is the author of the award-winning Bailey Fish Adventure series, and "Mudd Saves the Earth," for kids, plus "Mother's: A novel of hoarding, friending and mischief," and "But You Don't Look Funny." A retired journalist, she is a free-lance writer, musician and enjoys boating and travel and her family.