My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I first fell in love with Gerogie when I read THE COAL THIEF which is the first book featuring Georgie. I was completely enthralled with THE COAL THIEF and remember feeling moved after reading it. I think I may love THE Circus Thief just as much. I feel like there is a perfect marriage between the writer and the illustrator for this series because they each perfectly capture the essence of the era, weather, moods, characters and setting brilliantly. There is such richness, detail and depth to both the story and the illustrations that really bring the story to life. Georgie is a moral and good person and learns many lessons in his life...some are easily learned while others are not. Heartwarming and beautiful THE CIRCUS THIEF is a 5 star hit.