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Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life

Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life

Michael de Guzman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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A HEART-BREAKING COMEDY ABOUT CIRCUS LIFE AND LIFE ITSELF

Henrietta cherishes her family's kooky existence working as clowns for a small, shabby traveling circus. As far as she is concerned, she has it better than any twelve-year-old on the planet. But one shocking day, life throws a pie right in her kisser—in the form of a hitand-run accident that takes away a loved one. Henrietta must use all her clowning skills and a whole lot more to pick herself up and face a future full of change.

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Praise for Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life

“The clean, engaging third-person narration and rapid-fire dialogue distinguish this artfully concise novel about the inevitability of change, for better or worse. Not only is the straight-shooting style an interesting contrast to the colorful circus backdrop, it echoes Henrietta's endearingly blunt manner and stubborn nature.” —Kirkus (STARRED)

“...filled with humor, tender moments, and beautiful writing.” —Library Media Connection

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About the author

Michael de Guzman

MICHAEL de GUZMAN is a former screenwriter and has published four previous novels for middle-grade readers. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Michael de Guzman

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