Harper and the Circus of Dreams

A little girl, a flying umbrella, a magical circus high up in the clouds… Open this book to see your loveliest dreams come to life. 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! Where does she come from? The girl leads them to the magical Circus of Dreams – suspended in the air by hot air balloons. It has a mermaid acrobat, a fabulous circus baker and a mystical fortune teller. But it also hides an incredible secret about Harper’s own past…

  • A lyrical fantasy by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell
  • In the spirit of Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz
  • Enchanting line artwork by Laura Ellen Anderson
  • A tale of magic and mystery, loyalty and friendship

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    Cerrie Burnell

    Cerrie Burnell is a much-loved presenter on Cbeebies, and now she’s an author too! Check out her picture books Snowflakes and Mermaid, and Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella, her first novel for young readers. All Cerrie’s titles are illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.

  • Awards

    Laura Ellen Anderson has won the Leeds Book Award and the Islington Schools Book Award.

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