When the Circus Bolsillo lands in Larde, orphan Miles Wednesday and his angel-friend Little join its wondrous and chaotic show. They soon fall in with Doctor Tau-Tau, a mysterious and bumbling fortune-teller who once knew Miles's parents and claims Miles's father is very much alive. Miles sets out in secret with Doctor Tau-Tau, but to his surprise the search for his father quickly turns into a hunt for a much coveted and powerful Tiger's Egg—a stone fabled to contain the soul of a tiger. No one knows its true whereabouts, and as Miles and Little begin to puzzle the bits together, they uncover its curious connection to Miles's parents. Could the Egg be the key to the secrets of Miles's own past?
Jon Berkeley's second novel in The Wednesday Tales continues the fantastical and often comical story of Miles Wednesday, as he sets forth on another strange adventure in pursuit of the truth.
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Jon Berkeley was born in Dublin at a time when there were no bootprints on the moon. At the age of two he picked up a pencil and began to draw. He drew dragons, giants, oddballs, castles, car races and lost aliens. He drew everything, in fact, except horses. Their back legs go funny in the middle, he says, and he still gives them a miss whenever he can. Jon has worked for twenty years as a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and occasional columnist in Sydney, Hong Kong, London and Dublin, and now lives in a small town near Barcelona with his wife, Orna, and their five children, along with six cats and a dog named CÚChulainn. He illustrates for Time magazine, The Sunday Times of London and The Economist, among other publications, and he has taken to writing when he's not illustrating. He is the creator of Chopsticks and has illustrated several picture books by other authors. He is the author of The Palace of Laughter, the first book in the Wednesday Tales trilogy.Review:
"Berkeley’s writing is full of color, music, and a large supporting cast of vivid, eccentric characters. Fantasy afficionados looking for adventure will find plenty to love here." -- School Library Journal
"Fantasy readers will relish the imaginative characters. This novel is engaging from beginning to end." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
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