I am almost 10 years old and this book was difficult for me to read. My mom had to help me, there were a lot of words I didn’t know. We read most of the book together. I like books like the Land of Stories and I thought this was going to be like that but it was very different. It was a little slow and I expected there would be many big adventures. My favorite parts were the stories about Circus Mirandus, I wished there were more of them.
I did like all the characters. Micah is very nice and finds a great friend in Jenny. Grandpa Ephraim is interesting with all his wonderful stories, he’s a pretty great grandfather. Aunt Gertrudis is not nice. She doesn’t believe in magic and thinks Micah and his grandfather is foolish for believing in it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy books about believing in magic.