PERFECT FOR FANS OF HALF MAGIC AND THE SECRET GARDEN!
AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED COMPANION! Readers and gatekeepers alike absolutely loved The Castle in the Mist, and they will gobble up this new fantasy-adventure novel.
A CLASSIC STORY WITH A MODERN TWIST! Just like The Castle in the Mist, Carnival Magic feels at once contemporary and classic, evoking books like Half Magic; The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe; and The Secret Garden.
CARNIVALS & CIRCUSES! What’s more magical and mysterious? As we’ve seen with Circus Mirandus, The Night Circus, and Caraval, readers of all ages love carnival and circus stories.
A TIRELESS, WELL-CONNECTED BEST-SELLING AUTHOR! Amy is an internationally best-selling author who is happy to do whatever she can to promote her book and share it with her network.
MORE TO COME! Philomel has a companion book, The Other Side of the Wall, scheduled to publish in Fall 2019.
Praise for Carnival Magic:
"Full of wonder and real-life enchantment, Amy Ephron's Carnival Magic is a charming adventure that will make a believer out of anyone!" —Rachel Vail, author of Well, That Was Awkward and the Friendship Ring series
"Tess is a thoroughly modern heroine: She's athletic, impulsive, and fearless . . . The siblings are authentic children [and] the fantastic elements are the stuff of daydreams. Perfect for classroom read-alouds." —Kirkus Reviews
"The short chapters filled with mystery and action will have readers eagerly continuing to discover the secrets that await them. . . . Fans of the first book will be eager for this fun middle-grade fantasy with a classic sensibility." —Booklist
"The setting is contemporary—yet the language and tone feel distinctly nostalgic. This novel, which works as a stand alone, will captivate readers who enjoy their whimsy with a dash of risk." —School Library Journal
"[Carnival Magic is] a softer otherworldly take on childhood mystery, reminiscent of classics such as The Secret Garden . . . [it] is in itself an escape. Tess especially follows in that lineage of strong, intelligent female characters – a sort of Lucy Pevensie/Hermione Granger hybrid who is a leader, who believes in magic." —Teen Vogue
"Amy Ephron has always been a magical storyteller. . . . In Carnival Magic, the companion book to Ephron’s successful The Castle in the Mist . . . Tess and Max are teaching children and their parents about the power of thoughtful decision-making, loyalty, and self-confidence. Life lessons and carnival rides . . . the perfect beach read for all ages." —Parade
“Ephron renders this magical world with such assertive beauty that readers of all ages, who are fortunate enough to believe in the power of magic, will enjoy immersing themselves in the roller-coaster fun of these stories, and come to trust, even if for a short time, that in this ‘alternate universe’ it is possible for us to come together and ‘touch the sky.’” —Jewish Journal
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