Ephemia Rimaldi is an irrepressible girl thrust into challenging circumstances.
When tragedy strikes, Effy's villainous relatives are bent on stealing her education trust fund for themselves. Twelve-year-old Effy’s only hope is to locate her long-lost poppa—who has control of her fortune—before time runs out. But Phineas Rimaldi, the ringmaster of a travelling circus, seems an unlikely ally. Can Effy dazzle the ringmaster, so he’ll help her save her trust fund and her new friend—a circus elephant?
Set on the eve of the 20th century, when female performers were one of the earliest groups to demand equal pay for equal work, this historical adventure offers important themes for today’s readers. The suffragist movement and early circus life serve as a backdrop for a feisty heroine who champions equality for all.
Each thrilling tale combines Celtic myth and fairy lore with fast-paced action and adventure.
"...an entertaining and worthwhile read.:" Kirkus
"...this is an essential purchace for school libraries. Rated E for Excellent." Resource Links
"...a great book for any kid who loves mystery, fright and the world of the unknown." Children's Literature
"...solid tween appeal...: The Globe and Mail
"...a winning, fun and spooky series.” – Montreal Review of Books,
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Grim Hill Illustrations by John Shroades