cover image The Greatest Show Off Earth

The Greatest Show Off Earth

Margaret Mahy. Puffin Books, $4.99 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-14-037926-6

The adventures of a 10-year-old girl on the Space Station Vulnik involve zipping around the galaxy, reviving a traveling space circus and battling pirates. PW found that ""all the mad rushing about seems underexplained.... The scattershot results don't measure up to the standards of top-shelf Mahy."" Ages 8-12. (Dec.)