The Circus of Stolen Dreams (With Lorelei Savaryn and Juliana Brandt!)

We are delighted to celebrate Lorelei Savaryn's spellbinding debut novel for young people, The Circus of Stolen Dreams, with an online Crowdcast event. If you would like a signed personalized copy, just place your request in the "comments" section of your online order, or order by phone: 847-446-8979, 10 - 3, Monday - Saturday, and we'll work with Lorelei to get your book signed! This event (and the book!) are recommended for readers ages 10 to adult.

Lorelei will be in conversation with fellow author Juliana Brandt! While the event is free, we do ask that you buy your copy of The Circus of Stolen Dreams from The Book Stall if you attend.

Reserve your spot here.

About the Book:  After Andrea's brother, Francis, disappeared, everything changed. Her world turned upside down, and there was nothing she could do to right it. So when she discovers a magical dream world called Reverie in the woods near her home, Andrea jumps at the chance to escape her pain and go inside. But the cost of admission is high: Andrea must give up a memory in order to enter. And she knows exactly which memory she'd like to give up. Once inside, Andrea discovers tent after tent of dreams come alive; she can fly on a gust of wind, brave swashbuckling pirates and search for buried treasure, reach for--and wish on--a tangible star, and much, much more. But Andrea soon realizes that not all of Reverie's dreams are meant to delight, and the Sandman behind the circus tents seems to have plans of his own. When Andrea finds a tent in which her brother's darkest nightmare has been brought to life, she realizes the dark truth: Reverie is not an escape; it's a trap. Will Andrea and her new friend Penny have what it takes to find Francis, figure out what's really going on in Reverie, and break free from this nightmarish dream world? 

About the Author: Lorelei Savaryn ( is an author of creepy, magical stories for children. She holds a BA in creative writing and is a former elementary teacher and instructional coach. When she isn't writing, she spends her time amidst the beautiful chaos of life with her husband and four children outside of Chicago. You can follow her on Twitter @LoreleiSavaryn..

About our Guest Star:  Juliana Brandt is an author and kindergarten teacher with a passion for storytelling that guides her in both of her jobs. She lives in her childhood home of Minnesota, and her writing is heavily influenced by travels around the country and decade living in the South. When not working, she is usually exploring the great outdoors. Her debut novel, The Wolf of Cape Fen, was published by SourcebooksKids on April 7th, 2020.
You can find her elsewhere online on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


Event date: 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Online Crowdcast event!
The Circus of Stolen Dreams Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593202067
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 1st, 2020

A dream world turns haunting nightmare in this spellbinding debut novel, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus and The Night Gardener.

The Wolf of Cape Fen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728209616
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Beyond the Bright Sea meets Echo in this story of a young girl who must break a magical bargain before an enchanted wolf steals her sister away.