The Great Clown Conundrum (The Big-Top Mysteries #2)
by Alexander McCall Smith
illustrated by Sam Usher
Interest Age: 7-10
A new season is about to begin for the Shortbread family’s circus and everyone is excited to get started – everyone except the chief clown, Mr Birdcage.
Somebody is trying to sabotage Mr Birdcage’s act and stop him making people laugh. It’s putting the future of the circus at risk, and budding detectives Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are determined to find out what’s going on. Follow their investigations as they uncover secrets from Mr Birdcage’s past while trying to find the mysterious culprit!
AR Level – 5
Don’t miss out on Billy, Fern and Joe’s first mystery in The Case of the Vanishing Granny!
Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a super-readable layout and typeface so that even more readers can enjoy it. It is aimed at children aged 7+.
Read the first chapter of The Great Clown Conundrum below: