Ivan and the Moscow Circus
Ivan and his sister Katya are going to the great Moscow circus to see their new friend Volodia perform the amazing triple somersault on this trapeze. But in spite of the fun they can’t forget that Volodia’s uncle, a great Russian poet, has been imprisoned for criticizing the Communist government.
Katya and Ivan long to help. But what can a teenage boy and a ten-year-old girl do against the powerful Secret Police? Read how a key, a car, a foreign journalist and a clown suit help Ivan in one of his greatest adventures.
Recommended Reading Level:
- Read to Me: ages 7-8
- Read on my own: ages 9-12
Other books in the Ivan series include:
- Ivan and the Informer
- Ivan and the Daring Escape
- Ivan and the Secret in the Suitcase
- Ivan and the Moscow Circus
- Ivan and the American Journey
About the Author
Myrna Grant was born in Hamilton, Ontario and now makes her home in Wheaton, Illinois. She holds the Ph.D from Northwestern University in Evanston and taught at Wheaton College for 23 years. Her best-selling book, Vanya, was published in 1974 and has remained in print for over 40 years in English and several foreign translations. Myrna has traveled and lectured widely and continues to write and teach. She is an avid reader and is active in her local Episcopal church.
“As well as the interest and excitement of the stories, the dialogue between Ivan and the other characters explains the gospel in simple and straightforward language, placing its challenge before the reader. The warmth of the presentation is sure to commend eternal truths to the young. I am looking forward to reading this series to my daughter! These little books would make excellent Sunday school prizes. Highly recommended.” — Evangelical Times