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By Jonathan Harlen

In the spirit of the resourceful works of Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, and Paul Jennings, this artistic paintings will excite younger readers with an offbeat, hilarious tackle an international of circuses and ghosts. This lively story follows baby circus performer Marvin Gumbo as he makes an attempt to avoid wasting his family's circus from destroy by the hands of Dancing Dan, a charismatic lion tamer. alongside the way in which Marvin befriends an immense solid of characters, together with overweight Cupcakes, a fats woman who operates her personal forklift; the nice Zambini, the circus's powerful guy who occurs to glow in the dead of night; and Rajah, the ghost of a useless elephant who playfully narrates Marvin's adventures.

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His face had gone a sickly grey and his Adam’s apple was bobbing in his throat. He remained in a heap on the floor till long after the Great Zambini had gone. Then he crawled back into his armchair and painfully dusted himself off. ‘Right,’ he muttered to himself. ‘If that’s the way you want it, fine. Who needs you anyway, you overgrown sea-slug? You’re so dumb you make tree stumps look smart. I’ve met inflatable pool toys with a higher IQ than you. I’ll get the little Gumbo brat without you, and I won’t have to touch him.

Dan snapped. ’ Zambini was too bewildered to answer for a second. ‘I . . I see ghost,’ he admitted finally. ‘I see ghost of Rajah the elephant. ’ 50 Circus Berzerkus Text 19/1/05 4:20 PM Page 51 ‘That’s your excuse, is it? ’ ‘Ees no excuse. ’ ‘Of all the lame-brained, block-headed . . I don’t believe it! That has to be the stupidest excuse for an excuse I’ve ever heard! And now look, the entire circus is awake. There are lights going on everywhere! ’ Lights were indeed flicking on in some of the caravans.

Take two or three large lion’s whiskers and chop up finely. If you have difficulty getting fresh whiskers you can use frozen – but make sure they are lion’s whiskers, not leopard’s whiskers, or hyena’s whiskers, or frog’s whiskers, or anything else. Remember that the success of any great dish depends on the quality of the ingredients, and this is no exception. ) sprinkle them evenly over your beef, chicken or pork casserole. Mix them in well so that no trace remains to the naked eye, reheat, and serve.

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