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Danger on the Flying Trapeze (#16 in Trailblazer Series)

Paperback|Apr 1995
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When he and his mother join the Fourpaugh Circus in 1893, fourteen-year-old Casey Watkins is certain that their lives will change for the better, but the real change comes when they meet the charismatic evangelist D. L. Moody.


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When he and his mother join the Fourpaugh Circus in 1893, fourteen-year-old Casey Watkins is certain that their lives will change for the better, but the real change comes when they meet the charismatic evangelist D. L. Moody.
-Publisher

Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-12) to Christian heroes of the past. Fourteen-year-old Casey Watkins wants nothing more than to escape his family's dreary, bare-bones life in the Philadelphia of 1893. When he learns of an opening in Adam Forepaugh's Circus, it seems like the perfect escape, and he convinced his mother and sister to join with him. Then "The Flying Eugenes," a family of trapeze artists, offer Casey a role in their death-defying act, and he is elated. Flying on the trapeze is more exciting than he ever dreamed! The pressure is on-Casey has only a few weeks to learn the act before the circus arrives in Chicago in time for the famous World's Fair. Once in Chicago, the boy is fascinated by D. L. Moody, the dynamic evangelist who preaches to standing-room-only crowds in the circus Big Top Sunday mornings. Casey never imagined that church could be more popular than the circus! But then a dangerous accident leaves him paralyzed with fear, and he runs to Moody looking for a way out. Will the evangelist be able to help him? The circus is counting on him. . .what if he falls?
-Publisher

A Trailblazer Book. Casey convinces his family to join the circus but a terrifying accident leaves him paralyzed with fear. Through D.L. Moody, he learns that faith in Christ brings true courage.
-Publisher

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Dave Jackson

Dave Jackson is coauthor, with his wife, Neta, of the award-winning Trailblazer Books and the Hero Tales series, as well as No Random Act, the story behind the 1999 murder of Coach Ricky Byrdsong. Dave holds a degree in journalism from Judson College and has a prolific writing career, including books on racial reconciliation and ministry to kids in gangs. Dave and Neta are members of Chicago Tabernacle, a multiracial congregation and daughter church of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. They live in Evanston, Illinois.

Neta Jackson

As a husband/wife writing team, Neta and Dave Jackson are the authors or co-authors of about 100 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have co-authored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years the Jacksons have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people. This includes their award-winning Trailblazer series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians Great Christians.- Publisher.

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