April 13, 2010

Tween Tuesday April 13 - The Palace of Laughter

Tween Tuesday was started over at Green Bean Teen Queen as away to hightlight awesome books for the 9-12 year old set. AKA Tweens. Any book highlighted on Tween Tuesday does count for the In the Middle Reading Challenge. This week's book is:

The Palace of Laughter:
The Wednesday Tales No. 1
by Jon Berkeley

From Barnes and Noble:
Miles Wednesday, orphaned, unwashed and living in a barrel, has never been to a circus before—but then the Circus Oscuro is no ordinary circus. There's a strange beast called The Null and an array of sinister-looking clowns, and when an unusual little girl with wings falls from a tower during the performance, Miles's life is changed forever. As Miles and Little embark on an extraordinary journey to rescue two friends who have been captured at the Palace of Laughter, they discover nothing less than the power of friendship and the gift of family.

This is the first book in a series that already has two other books, The Tiger's Egg and The Lightning Key. To me they have shades of Fablehaven, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.  Young kids going into suspenseful situations often fill with mystical or magical things.  My daughter read this one and really enjoyed it.


  1. This looks quite interesting and I really like the idea of Tween Tuesday. I will have to join in next week. Thanks

  2. This is the next book I'm getting - hurry up, payday! :-)

  3. I'm so glad you posted about this one-I just saw it on the shelf yesterday and it looked interesting!