No Stars at the Circus is the beautifully told story of 10-year-old Jonas Albers, as written in his notebooks. Jonas lives in hiding in the Professor's house during the six months following the round-up of Jews in Paris on 16 July 1942. Jonas spends his days reading about his favourite subjects – among which are sharks, salmon and albatrosses. He also writes about his present life in the attic, as well as the past, in which the circumstances of his rescue are revealed. He writes about his friends at the circus and the family he greatly misses. Unaware of the atrocities happening around him and throughout Europe, Jonas hears that his parents have gone off "to work" and is worried about his little sister, Nadia, who is deaf – so worried that one day he steps outside in the hope of finding out where she is.
Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads. Opens at Nightfall. Closes at Dawn. As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des R?ves. The Circus of Dreams. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter.
Seren and Dom have fled their old lives on board spaceship Ventura in order to be together. They crash-land on a beautiful, uninhabited planet, which at first seems like paradise.There is no one to answer to ... but no one to ask for help. And with each new day comes the realisation of how vulnerable they truly are.This planet has secrets - lots of them. Uncovering them could be the key to survival, but at what cost?
The circus comes to town, and Paddington and the Brown family are eager to check out the show. When a trapeze artist swings close by, Paddington becomes a star, just like the clown and acrobats! Paddington's circus debut makes this show a performance to remember. Michael Bond's beloved character, Paddington Bear, has warmed readers' hearts for over 50 years with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. Illustrated by R. W. Alley, this newly repackaged edition of the classic picture book is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear for young readers.