Glass Dreams

Glass Dreams An alternate cover edition can be found here A circus mystery adventure for readers of Runaway Jake has no idea what adventures are in store when he meets circus performer Khala hiding in a r

  • Title: Glass Dreams
  • Author: Helen Laycock
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An alternate cover edition can be found here.A circus mystery adventure for readers of 7 12.Runaway, Jake, has no idea what adventures are in store when he meets circus performer, Khala, hiding in a ramshackle caravan Should he tell her about the mysterious box he has been warned never to open Khala also has a secret to share, but can she trust Jake Fantazi s circus iAn alternate cover edition can be found here.A circus mystery adventure for readers of 7 12.Runaway, Jake, has no idea what adventures are in store when he meets circus performer, Khala, hiding in a ramshackle caravan Should he tell her about the mysterious box he has been warned never to open Khala also has a secret to share, but can she trust Jake Fantazi s circus is a place of danger, but with the help of Cedric the dwarf and his beloved Chihuahua, Audrey, the children unravel the truth and are utterly astounded at the biggest secret of all.

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    1. I continue to be a big fan of Helen Laycock and her kids' books. Glass Dreams is a beautifully told story of intertwining destinies, mad adventures, magical crystal balls, and a traveling circus that is filled with Helen's usual array of interesting characters: snarky villains, loving grandparents, talented sidekicks, sweet animals, and especially smart and plucky children who are able to outwit the bad guys at every turn and save the day.Young Jake is heartbroken at the death of his grandmother [...]

    2. Glass Dreams by Helen LaycockThere is beauty to be found here, even at the darkest of moments. The openness of Jake through his mannerisms and inner dialogue paints such a vivid, human creature that incites the reader to ache and smile ruefully along with him.Without Grandma Mo— his anchor and protector of a life that seems to have been lived so very long ago— Jake’s nascent sense of self-reliance and being are put to the test from one world to the next. From the Care Facility of Social Se [...]

    3. I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.This is a fantastic children's book! I loved it!Jake is a fantastic character! He's only 12, but he seemed very mature for his age. I loved his attitude. I'm not sure I was as focused at his age though!This is an amazing story of a boy, a circus and a family secret. There are some other wonderful characters: Khala and Cedric, just to name a couple! Khala is a very brave person. She is also kind-hearted; I loved her war [...]

    4. More information about Glass Dreams can be found on my children's website: helenlaycock.wixsite/helenBelow are some of the responses to Glass Dreams (review quotes and from Authonomy):'Rich vocabulary, a nail biting plot, characters who stay with you long after you put the book down''Glass Dreams has everything''Helen Laycock has what all good authors have - the ability to create an extremely interesting world in which to place her characters''Laycock's beautiful and imaginative descriptions of [...]

    5. The death of any close relative is life altering, but for Jake, it doesn’t stop there when, after his grandmother’s death, he discovers a box that holds the answers to his past, present, and future.This book deserves four stars for its amazing beginning and well-imagined world. It is so light despite its dark topics, never treading to far into the morbidity other books of the same nature may do. It is fun, and when it comes to middle grade books, that’s what they should be and this book su [...]

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