Zack Freedman has complete control and feels a sense of calm on the high wire. If only he could say the same about the rest of his life. His fellow youth circus performer and roommate, Cubby, hates him, and his aunt dumps a yappy, excitable dog on him. When a necklace is stolen during a circus performance and the victim of the theft threatens to shut down the circus, Zack is desperate to solve the mystery so he can keep his place on the wire.
|Publisher:||Orca Book Publishers|
|Series:||Orca Currents Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Scottish-born and mystery-minded, Melanie Jackson is the author of numerous children's books including the Dinah Galloway Mystery Series. She is a business/advertising writer and editor, and a member of the Vancouver Sun's Book Club. Melanie likes hiking, piano, English/Scottish history—and learning from the kids she works with as a writing mentor with the Vancouver School Board. For more information, visit www.melaniejacksonblog.wordpress.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Zack loves being a wire walker, and his aunt, with whom he has lived since the death of his parents, is supportive of Zack and his skills. When Aunt Ellie's business takes her out of town, Zack is stuck caring for a new puppy that Ellie adopted. It's stressful keeping the pup hidden around the performing tents but nothing compared the the heat everyone is taking when a valuable necklace goes missing during a performance. If the thief isn't found, the circus will have to close. Zack suspects someone but will he be able to prove anything in time to save his job? A good hi-lo read on a topic that most teens have little knowledge of--working in a performance troupe. Nice wrap-up after the mystery is revealed.