Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists and Other Matters Odd and Magical
Molly is a bearded girl who joins the circus, only to fi nd that her former tormentor faces a far hairier plight. Tia claims that her lamented mom is a three-thousand-year-old mummy, but is it really an act? Cody sets out to foil a pop psychi ...more
I was beginning to think that I really just don't like young adult short stories collections at all. Of the last two that I have read, one I hated; the other I felt only lukewarm about, and that one (Gothic! Ten Tales of Terror, which was also edited by Deborah Noyes) had stories by some of my all time favorite authors! However, I have finally found a young adult collection where I actually enjoyed every story in it
In Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists and Other Matters Odd and...more
The most unusual thing about Sideshow is that (like a couple of other YA anthologies ...more
I really enjoyed reading this collection of short stories, even if some of them were just a touch too "odd" for me-still, I can't help but think how Candlewick publishes some of the neatest books. My favorite story was The Bread Box by Cecil Castellucci, a bizarre yet charming tale of a living family heirloom, or The B ...more
--Review by ...more
--Cecil Castellucci's "The Bread Box"
--Matt Phelan's "Jargo!"
--Annette Curtis Klause's "The Mummy's Daughter"
This book was a bit of a cheat on my 2015 reading challenge (e.g. because it had both female and male authors), but again, this was the way that I could explore more from Danica Novgorodoff, so I picked it up.