Wonder Show

By Barnaby, Hannah

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ISBN
978-0-54759-998-9
Publisher
Houghton Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 6-8–In this tour de force set in 1939, Portia Remini, 13, burdened with guilt over the death of her friend, escapes on a stolen bicycle from the McGreavey Home for Wayward Girls to search for her father. Believing Max departed their Gypsy camp to follow the circus, she joins a carnival and finds a family of sorts in Mosco’s Traveling Wonder Show. She shares a trailer with Violet, a restless teenager whose parents and brother are albinos; trains for the ballyhoo under Jackal, who lures spectators to ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

Abandoned by her parents, fourteen-year-old Portia Remini is sent to the McGreavey Home for Wayward Girls. After her only friend kills herself, Portia, wracked with grief and guilt, runs away in hope of finding her father and escaping the clutches of the Home's evil director, Mister. She uses her storytelling ability to get a job with Mosco's Traveling Wonder Show and soon befriends the performers, both "normals" and "freaks." Portia must u...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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