Carnival Magic

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This companion to Castle In the Mist features a mysterious carnival, an ominous psychic, and a wind that whisks Tess and Max away from their vacation in South Devon, England. Which fantastical world will they find this time?

Carnival Magic Final CoverAmy Ephron’s CARNIVAL MAGIC, following siblings from Ephron’s THE CASTLE IN THE MIST, as they embark on their second magical adventure, this time in Devon, England where a roadside carnival runs away with them!

Carnival Magic Final CoverThis companion to Castle In the Mist features a mysterious carnival, an ominous psychic, and a wind that whisks Tess and Max away from their vacation in South Devon, England. Which fantastical world will they find this time?

Hey it’s Amy Ephron and I’m very happy to share a secret. Carnival Magic—the companion book to The Castle in the Mist—is being published by Philomel Books on May 1st, 2018. I wish I could say that things were going to run smoothly for them but I’m afraid Tess and Max are up for a really wild ride.  

It’s summer again. Aunt Evie has rented a cottage in Devon-by-the-Sea. Tess and Max are going to stay with her while their parents go on a mini vacation to Barcelona. There’s a beach in Devon and wi-fi, a high-def flat-screen TV, lots of other children around, so they can’t get into any trouble at all, certainly not the way they did last time in The Castle in the Mist. There’s even a zoo and Tess certainly isn’t going to interact with a baby tiger who has something sharp stuck in her paw, which might be, as Tess discovers when she removes it, a silver needle with magical powers of its own …

Tess and Max are back in England for another summer with their Aunt Evie--this time by the seashore in South Devon. And they're incredibly excited about the traveling carnival that's come to town. There are rides, games, acrobats, The House of Mirrors--and even a psychic, with a beautiful wagon all her own.

In a visit to the psychic's wagon, while Tess is being hypnotized, the wagon seems to move. Before Tess can shake herself out of the hypnosis, before Max can do anything, they seem to be traveling--along with the rest of the carnival--too quickly for the two of them to jump out. But where are they going and what awaits them? Will they be caught in a world different from their own? And do the Baranova twins, acrobats who miss their sister almost as much as Tess and Max miss their family, hold the keys to the mystery?