Ooooooooooooooh, the PRETTY!!!!!! *strokes pictures in awe* A gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS book, with a beautiful story of finding joy and friendship.
Litte Sasha has lost his mother to a plague illness, and his father to despair and drink. He is sent to an orphanage, which he runs away from, and discovers a magical circus in the woods. Along the way he finally finds two friends, Josh LeChat (a little black cat), and Chloe Pumpkin, a young witch.
And that’s basically it! A beautiful simple story, with the most gorgeous illustrations. It’s a short story, but honestly, I didn’t fall in love with it because of the story. It’s the dreamy art that has me hugging it and stroking it. My iPad screen has many many smudges on it. Lots of fingerprints. And I blame Victoria Frances and Misty Circus for that.
The story itself is told as dreamily as the illustrations, a fairy tale if you will. Sasha finds a family and home at the magical circus. It’s a tale of abandonment and finding your place in the world.
This will be a must-buy for me.