Step right up for a thrilling, chilling adventure full
of mystery and magic!
Eleven-year-old juggling enthusiast Sullivan Mintz helps his
family run the Stardust Home for Old People. It''s not idealhis
best friend, Manny, is eighty-one years old. But then life turns
upside-down the night Sullivan glimpses a strange horse-drawn
caravan outside his window and decides to follow it. He is thrilled
to find an old-fashioned medicine show, with performers who are his
own age. But thrill quickly turns to dread when he steps onstage
for the magic act only to wake up imprisoned inside the
As Sullivan meets with the other kids and his fears subside, his
questions multiply. Is his family better off without him? Would
life as a performing juggler be worse than living in an old folks''
home? Will he plot his escape and return to his safe but boring
existence? Or...could being kidnapped turn out to be the best thing
that has ever happened to him?