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  • ISBN: 1416915036
  • ISBN: 9781416915034
  • Physical Description: 219 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.

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General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2005 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.: Longing to give up the nineteenth-century English circus life she was born into, sixteen-year-old Ellen Spangle secretly prepares to be a governess and is courted by a wealthy young man until two tragedies lead her to reevaluate her plans.
Target Audience Note:
012 up.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 December #1
    Billed as "The Amazing Scarletta Sisters," 16-year-old Ellen Spangle and her 14-year-old sister, Lucy, are the undisputed equestrienne stars of^B their father's circus. But both girls harbor secrets that may destroy their success. Lucy has fallen in love with the son of a rival circus owner, while Ellen has secretly been continuing her education with a private tutor. Things become even more complicated when a feckless young aristocrat falls in love with Ellen, who then falls in love with her sister's boyfriend. Well, the course of true love has never run smoothly, especially in nineteenth-century England, where class counts and circus performers are definitely declasse. It takes a number of plot twists and tragedies to sort things out, but Wallace manages to do it, albeit a bit melodramatically. Ultimately, however, it's the inside look at circus life two centuries ago that will keep readers' attention. ((Reviewed December 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Circus Fiction
Self-perception Fiction
Families Fiction
London (England) History 19th century Fiction
England Fiction

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