Magic is always in your heart, no matter where you see it.
Lower Middle Grade (7 through 10-year-old)
Oliver Brown remembers when life was good. Back when his mother was alive. Now it’s all bleakness, watching his father drink himself into a stupor every night while he and his sister slowly starve. But one night, on the way home with what now passes for dinner, Oliver sees a circus tent going up in the empty lot beside his building. It turns out he’s the only one who can see it. Stepping inside the magic brings confidence to Oliver and helps him transition to this new life.