Introducing the first tale in The Big Top Mysteries, an exciting new series from Alexander McCall Smith and illustrator Sam Usher.
Roll up! Roll up! The Shortbread Family Circus is in town!
Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent … they’re experts at solving mysteries! When their circus moves into a new town they soon
make friends with a young boy named Tom. But Tom can’t enjoy the circus because his granny has disappeared and he’s worried he’ll never see her again. With the help of their astonishing circus skills can the Shortbread circus stars crack the clues and find Tom’s granny?
A brilliant McCall Smith adventure story, brimming with wit, wisdom and larger than life characters.
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. He is perhaps best known for the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books which have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. He is the author of over 30 books for children and has won numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for services to literature in 2007. He lives in Edinburgh.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
8 - 11
Children's, Teenage & educational