The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the mysterious phantom

by Lockwood, Vicki,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Lockwood Lizzie Brown #1
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JUV Lockwood Lizzie Brown #1
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC LOCKWOOD
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
A mysterious Phantom is terrorizing London, and when Lizzie realizes she has a talent that will let her stop the crimes before they happen, she and her new circus friends feel compelled to intervene. But when one of their own is blamed for the crimes instead, their investigation takes a turn for the worse. When the truth finally comes out, the real culprit is the last person anyone expects.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Once Lizzie escapes from drunken, thieving Pa's greedy grasp and stumbles upon Fitzy's Traveling Circus, a new world opens for her. There she finds death-defying high-wire acts, acrobats on horseback, trained elephants, and, most important of all, a welcoming community for a young runaway. Well, fortune-teller Madame Aurora is not so welcoming after Lizzie replaces her. But Lizzie has a gift of visions, and so she begins to solve the mystery of the Phantom, a burglar-mugger who is terrorizing London. Expect plenty of action and suspense, especially when Lizzie and her young circus cohorts try to track down the evildoer. The surprise twist at the end piles on the melodrama, yet Lockwood's vivid rendering of the circus pageant against the backdrop of London's dicey nineteenth-century street life grabs readers. The author also weaves in elements of class tension between a populace happy to be entertained while looking down on lower-status entertainers. Lizzie will be back for more big-top escapades in this new series.--O'Malley, Anne Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Launching a series set in 19th-century London, Lockwood introduces slight but scrappy Lizzie Brown, who, at age 12, flees Rat's Castle ("London's filthiest slum") and her heavy-drinking thief of a father to join Fitzy's Travelling Circus. There, Lizzie befriends, among others, Hari and his elephant, Akula; high-wire performer Dru; Anita, "the world's smallest woman"; and Nora and Erin, horseback ballerinas. Meanwhile, Lizzie discovers that her own recurring visions and nightmares are revealing various people's pasts and futures, as well as the actions of a violent burglar called the Phantom. This both lands her a gig as the circus's fortune-teller and saddles her with the responsibility of stopping bad things before they happen. But persuading others to believe her before it's too late is the real trick. Lockwood's spirited tale is filled with colorful characters, beginning with determined Lizzie herself, and a steady sense of suspense and mystery pushes the story forward. While some readers may discern the Phantom's identity early on, there's still plenty of fun to be had. Simultaneously available: The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound. Ages 10-13. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The magnificent Lizzie Brown
Subjects Psychic ability -- Juvenile fiction.
Circus -- Juvenile fiction.
Criminals -- Juvenile fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Psychic ability -- Fiction.
Circus -- Fiction.
Criminals -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher North Mankato, Minnesota :Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint,2014
Contributors Hans, Stephanie, illustrator.
Language English
Description 197 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781623700690 (paper over board)
1623700698 (paper over board)
9781434279408 (library binding)
1434279405 (library binding)
9781434279422 (pbk.)
1434279421 (pbk.)
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