The Amazing Stardust Friends Step into the Spotlight
Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer
Marlo and her mom start a new life as part of the Stardust Circus. This chapter book deals with the subject of being abandoned by a father. The author focuses on the positives of the close relationship the child has with her mother. Marlo has many adventures being part of a circus act. She also longs to be part of the circus family. The story details the hard work of traveling with circus animals and practicing to make each act memorable for the audience. The author describes each act and the preparations made to ensure safety and entertainment so the crowd will keep coming back for more. A private teacher for the schooling of the children of the circus performers is part of the team. Marlo learns to pitch in with the work involved, practice diligently to get her act right, and study hard to learn her lessons. But most of all she wants to feel like she belongs. This book has an excellent scenario when she confronts the other girls and asks why they don’t include her. In the end Marlo not only learns to have self-confidence but she also gains the friendships she longs for.
I received this book free from the publishers in exchange for my honest review.