A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and
loveable characters, created by CBeebies' presenter Cerrie Burnell
and stunningly illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.
Late one evening as the stars begin to twinkle, Harper and her friends
are flying on the scarlet umbrella when they see a girl running
on air, skipping along a tightrope. She leads them to the Circus
of Dreams, suspended in the air by hot air balloons.
As the children meet the mermaid acrobat, the spectacular circus
baker, the mysterious fortune teller and the acrobatics troop, they
begin to realise something about Harper's past...
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Cerrie Burnell is a much-loved presenter on Cbeebies. She was named in the Observer's top ten children's presenters and also featured in the Guardian's 2011 list of 100 most inspirational women where she received praise for tackling disability head on. Cerrie divides her time between London and Manchester. Her bestselling picture books Snowflakes and Mermaid...More about Cerrie Burnell