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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SIGN-UP FOR THE RELEASE DAY BLITZ FOR CASSIE BEASLEY'S MUCH ANTICIPATED MIDDLE-GRADE NOVEL, CIRCUS MIRANDUS!




FELLOW BLOGGERS, I AM SO EXCITED TO INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN AN AWESOME RELEASE DAY BLITZ

I'm thrilled to be working with Dial Books to organize a release day blitz for Cassie Beasley's much anticipated and fantastic new middle-grade novel, CIRCUS MIRANDUS, releasing on June 2, 2015! The blitz will, of course, be taking place on June 2nd, with bloggers posting after midnight on release day, and will feature an incredible giveaway. 

On June 1st, bloggers who sign-up to participate will receive, from me, a word document containing all information and all images needed to create their release day blitz post...this way, you can simply and quickly put together a post to share on June 2nd. 

Plus, the first 30 people to sign up will get a complimentary copy of CIRCUS MIRANDUS from Dial Books!

If you'd like to participate in this blitz

CIRCUS MIRANDUS
by Cassie Beasley
June 2, 2015
Dial Books
Micah Tuttle believes in magic, even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn’t approve. Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible tiger guarding the gates, the beautiful flying birdwoman, and the magician more powerful than any other—the Man Who Bends Light. Finally, Grandpa Ephraim offers proof. The Circus is real—and the Lightbender owes Ephraim a miracle. With his friend Jenny Mendoza in tow, Micah sets out to find the Circus and the man he believes will save his grandfather. The only problem is, the Lightbender doesn't want to keep his promise. And now it's up to Micah to get the miracle he came for. Readers will fall in love with CIRCUS MIRANDUS, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world.

About Cassie Beasley:
CASSIE BEASLEY is from rural Georgia, where, when she's not writing, she helps out on the family pecan farm. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. CIRCUS MIRANDUS is her first novel.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR


★ “On one level, the book is a fantastical circus romp… On another, it's both serious and thick with longing… A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care.”       Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Circus Mirandus is not a simple story, but readers will be rewarded for delving into its intricacies. This gripping fantasy tale will have readers hooked from the opening scene to the breathtaking—and unexpected—conclusion.”                 School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Beasley’s debut is a bit of its own three-ring circus, masterfully diverting readers’ attention among the pressing matter of Ephraim’s illness, the inventive descriptions of Circus Mirandus in Ephraim’s flashbacks and Micah’s visits, and the larger, more serious tragedy of those who refuse to believe…Readers will be left with…the hope…that those who still believe will always have magic in their lives.”       Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Debut author Beasley has built an imaginative world in evocative, painterly prose, particularly the circus, and she’s filled it with compellingly multifaceted characters.”     —Booklist

Circus Mirandus blooms before the reader’s eyes…This lighthearted middle-grade fantasy is an ideal pick for those who want to be immersed in an imaginative world where there is no limit on creativity and adventure.”         —VOYA
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Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers

Circus Mirandus is magical and real—if you believe. This is one of my favorites on the list without a doubt.”                     —Arna Lewis, Buttonwood Books & Toys (Cohasset, MA)

“Every now and again a book comes along that completely captures my heart and imaginationCircus Mirandus is one of those books.”                Laura Donohoe, Malaprops (Asheville, NC)

“Magic, like hope and dreams, comes in many forms… A charming, tender, a hold-your-breath kind of book.” —Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English (Salt Lake City, UT)

“This book is chock full of magic and love. Great storytelling, delightful characters—and that cover!”                            —Francine Lucidon, The Voracious Reader (Larchmont, NY)

“I knew I was going to love this barely a page into it. The characters are dynamic, the illustrations delightful and the story is filled to the brim with tenderness, magic, adventure and a story so brilliant that adults will want to find a child to curl up and read this aloud to.”                                        
      — Jesica DeHart, BookPeople (Moscow, ID)



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