Roll up, roll up for a sensational circus story from the bestselling author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, with fun, energetic illustrations by Kate Hindley throughout. Join Freddie Mole as he tumbles through the air, flies around the big tent and tames four growling lions! Freddie is an ordinary boy who joins the circus one day. He can't believe his luck as he is asked to understudy some of the acts. But is he brave enough to go into the lions' cage? A joyful, exciting tale of bravery and showbusiness glamour by a much loved author.
Alexander McCall Smith CBE is the author of over sixty books, including the internationally bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. He has won three Author of the Year awards (British Book Awards, Booksellers' Association and Waterstones). Alexander lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.Kate Hindley lives and works in Birmingham (near the chocolate factory). She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art and went on to work for two years as a children's print designer whilst working freelance on children's books and greetings cards. Kate's first picture book, The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal.