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Juggler in the Wind
The Wand Bearer Trilogy #1: Juggler in the Wind (with Wim Coleman)
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The Wand Bearer Trilogy, Part OneWhen a ragtag circus shows up in the town of Buchanan, Kansas, fourteen-year-old Randy Carmichael must confront his alcoholic mother’s fears and his own lifelong mysteries. Voices summon him, a godlike figure appears in his dreams, and supernatural adversaries lie in wait for him as as he embarks upon a quest that will take him beyond mortal reality. A new take on the ancient Greek Olympians, for ages 12 up.
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The Wand Bearer Trilogy, Part One
When a ragtag circus shows up in the town of Buchanan, Kansas, fourteen-year-old Randy Carmichael must confront his alcoholic mother’s fears and his own lifelong mysteries. Voices summon him, a godlike figure appears in his dreams, and supernatural adversaries lie in wait for him as as he embarks upon a quest that will take him beyond mortal reality. A new take on the ancient Greek Olympians, for ages 12 up.

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Now here I was, holding the wand in my own hand, an object of uncanny power. And I felt that power beginning to seep through me, charging me with an energy I had never experienced before, healing all my wounds with each passing second.… It dawned on me that I was being tested, called upon to prove something about myself.…

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Juggler in the Wind was recently featured in READ magazine, a Weekly Reader publication for middle school readers. The editor at READ commissioned Wim to write a play based on our book, and they published it in the October issue along with a Bradbury story and other good stuff. That was fun to see!

About Pat

I'm a writer and visual artist, the author of books and essays for both mainstream and educational publishers. My husband, Wim Coleman, and I often collaborate, and together we've written, edited, or contributed to some 65 publications. Earlier on, I spent some years on a...

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