The circus Big Top is coming with the most daring acts ever performed.and a lot of trouble! Kate, Anders, and Erik are the first to see the huge poster that boldly proclaims the circus is coming to River Falls, Wisconsin. "Rare Wild Animals. Three Big Rings. Two Gigantic Shows Daily. Free Street Parade." Just the sight of the majestic animals is a thrill! Then Kate and Anders discover their whole family is going to the circus. They will stay with Sarah Livingston, Kate's best friend from Minneapolis. Even Michael Reilly, who has always liked Kate, will be there! But in the excitement lurks the dark news of accidents that have followed a circus star, the Great Roberto. Why is someone trying to hurt him? What is the secret of the diamonds, and who is the runaway clown? What danger follows not only the circus people, but also Kate and Tina? And why will Kate need to make a life-changing choice?
In the eighth book in the Adventures of the Northwoods, award-winning author Johnson continues to offer exitement, mystery, adventure, and important examples of a loving family and young people learning to rely on God. The Northwoods are off to the circus in River Falls, where Kate and Anders get parts in the show after one of the clowns is injured in a mysterious accident.