What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
The Greatest Show of All
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
As a girl, Kitty's predestined role is to marry, have children and keep house, but her dream is to work with horses. So she disguises herself as a boy, leaves home, and runs away to join the circus.
Taken on as a stable hand, 'Kit' soon shows great empathy with the circus horses and an enviable ability to teach them new tricks.
But life as a boy isn't as straightforward as she'd hoped - and secrets, misunderstanding, deception, sabotage and unrequited love all complicate her plans for a new life.
With a plot loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Kitty's story features hidden identities and romantic confusion but is essentially about following your dreams and staying true to your own values and beliefs. It's all presented in a 'super readable' format, which makes a complex story accessible to most readers.