- Author Bio
Fans of Cassie Beasley’s New York Times best-selling novel Circus Mirandus have long been clamoring for one thing: to go back to the circus! They will finally get their wish in this masterpiece of a sequel with even more magical creatures and surprises.
Micah Tuttle now lives at the Circus Mirandus full-time as an apprentice to the incredible Lightbender. It’s a dream come true! Micah spends most of days discovering and refining his magic, hanging out with a new baby unicorn, and making occasional trips outside to visit his best friend, Jenny Mendoza. Everything seems relatively peaceful and calm until Micah’s grandmother, Victoria, The Bird Woman, begins to seriously threaten the future of Micah’s new home. Worst of all, it’s looking like she might be successful in her evil mission to destroy the circus, especially since she has nothing to lose. Soon, it’s up to Micah and the Lightbender (with a little help from Micah’s best friend and the other magicians) to defeat Victoria and help keep the magical circus alive.
SEQUEL TO NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Fans of the beloved and bestselling first book will be delighted to be back in the magical world of Circus Mirandus and to see how their favorite characters have fared since they last saw them.
ACTION-PACKED FANTASY: Micah’s adventures to defeat the evil birdwoman and protect the circus are riveting and will have readers anxious turning the pages.
HEARTFELT RELATIONSHIPS: The touching relationship between Micah and the Lightbender, and Micah and his best friend Jenny truly sustain and enrich the novel.
EMPOWERING STORY: Micah’s tale of finding his own strength and uniqueness will resonate with middle grade readers.
CROSS-PROMOTION: Simultaneous with the Dial hardcover, which has a 75,000 copy announced first print, 978-0-525-55263-5.
Marketing: Review coverage in library trade journals & magazines including Booklist, School Library Journal, AudioFile, and Publishers Weekly.
National feature and review attention
National media attention
Feature on Listening Library website and in Audio e-newsletter.
School & Library Marketing
Display at national conventions
Submit to appropriate award committees.
Feature on BOT Library website and in e-newsletter.
Author Website: cassiebeasley.com
Author Social Media: Twitter: @beasleywrites
“Marvelously entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews