The circus is coming with the most daring acts ever performed....and a lot of trouble! The Nordstrom family travels to River Falls, Wisconsin to see the circus and stay with Sarah, Kate’s best friend from Minneapolis. Even Michael Reilly, another of Kate’s friends, will be there. But in the midst of the excitement lurks the dark news of accidents that have followed one of the circus stars, the Great Roberto. Why is someone trying to hurt him? What is the secret of the diamonds? Who is the runaway clown? How does danger follow not only the circus people, but also Kate and Tina? And why does Kate need to make a life-changing choice?
Best-selling novels set in the early 1900's in Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and Michigan, these compelling, historically accurate stories attract reluctant, average, and gifted readers. Both boys and girls identify with characters who face danger and mystery while learning to deal with peer pressure, family relationships, and the need for unconditional love and forgiveness.
"In her Northwoods Adventures, Lois Walfrid Johnson blends regional history, positive values, and engaging characters with mystery to boot. The same blend occurs in the Riverboat series, making the Underground Railroad very real to young readers. Our family gathered around and read each of her books aloud."
— Harvey Stower, Mayor, Amery, Wisconsin
Former State Representative, Wisconsin State Assembly
THE RUNAWAY CLOWN - BOOK 8 - Adventures of the Northwoods
Page Count: 121
Author: Lois Walfrid Johnson
Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Topic: Fiction, Reading, Chapter Books