An exciting story of discovery, change and identity, with all the drama of life under the big top.
Before he came to Zarconi's, Gus didn't even know he had grandparents, let alone ones who juggled knives and ate fire. Now he's caught up in their world of magicians, stilt-walkers, tattooed tenthands, elephant turds - and there's a snake-girl who might become his best friend or his worst enemy. This is Zarconi's Incredible Travelling Circus, and it's full of mysteries. Why is everyone so secretive about Gus's family? Why won't they let him on the trapeze? Is it true that Zarconi's is cursed?
A fast-moving story of discovery, change and identity from the author of the acclaimed Children of the Wind series.
Winner of the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Children's Books Award, 2000
In addition to Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish (winner of the WA Premier's Children's Book Award, 2001), Kirsty Murray is the author of two junior novels, Market Blues and Walking Home with Marie Claire - in addition to the first three books in the Children of the Wind series. She has also written several non-fiction books for children. She has worked as a forest ranger, archivist, artist and teacher, and now is a full-time writer.