Splendors and Glooms

by Laura Amy Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms is so dark and creepy. Especially for a children’s book! I don’t want to give too much away with the plot synopsis because I never had any idea what was going to happen next and I don’t want to ruin the suspense. The day after Grisini, a puppet master, and his two orphan assistants perform at a wealthy girl’s birthday party, she disappears. Grisini is the main suspect but no one can find any proof. It takes place in 19th century London and is full of magic. That’s all I want to say, even though that doesn’t give an accurate idea of what it is about at all. I LOVED this book so just read it!

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