Danger on the Flying Trapeze

Monday, June 7, 2010
"Everything seemed strangely quiet... then he heard the band strike up "Stars and Stripes Forever" - the circus code that there had been an accident."

Book: Danger On The Flying Trapeze by Dave and Neta Jackson, Bethany House Publishers, 1995
Danger on the Flying Trapeze: D. L. Moody (Trailblazer Books)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-16
Subjects: Fear, the power of God to change lives
Summary:Casey’s life is a mess. He’s spending all his time hiding from the truant officer at school and being angry at his aunt and uncle for selling his family’s farm and moving them to Philadelphia. When he runs into the elephant trainer fro the circus he signs himself and his mom up for jobs working at the circus, doing things they love. However, Casey soon learns that it’s not all fun and games when he gets an opportunity to do an act on the flying trapeze. It’s fun at first, but then he becomes too scared to do it again. When D. L. Moody uses the circus tent for one of his meetings, Casey tries to get a job with him in hopes of getting out of doing his act again.
Notes: This book tells the story of the Dwight L. Moody. It is #15 in the Trailblazers series, a series designed to introduce readers to famous missionaries throughout history. The authors always have young characters who interact with the missionaries and who the story is centered around. These characters often are helped by the missionary, then learn to understand the heart for the lost themselves.
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer:  J:-)mi

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.


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