Mr. Galliano’s Circus is a series of novels featuring the lead character Jimmy Brown written by British author Enid Blyton. Blyton wrote the first novel in the series, Mr. Galliano’s Circus in 1938. The series of novels are generally regarded as children’s literature.
Jimmy Brown is a boy from a poor working class family who loves the circus. At the beginning of the series, his father who is an accomplished carpenter is out of work, meaning that money is hard to come by in the Brown household. As such when Mr. Galliano’s Circus struts into his town Jimmy’s best hope of seeing it is becoming a performer and not buying a ticket.
The first novel in the series Mr. Galliano’s Circus tells the story of how Jimmy Brown got into the circus. Jimmy loves the circus so much that when Mr. Galliano’s Circus comes into town he hangs around the grounds providing any help needed by the performers. It gets even better for Jimmy when the circus offers his father the odd-job position, which becomes a full time position and an invite to his family to join him at the circus.
The novel incorporates some positive moral lessons such as not letting obstacles get in the way of achieving one’s dreams, being kind among others. What follows is an exposition of the life of the lead protagonist in Mr. Galliano’s Circus as he helps capture a thief, rescues an escape an escaped chimpanzee, trains his circus dog and learns the inner working s of a circus. The smooth adventure and fun in this novel shows why the series is one of Enid Blyton’s most popular and critically acclaimed works.
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Mr. Galliano’s Circus the first novel is one of the most highly regarded novels in the series. Blyton has an uncanny aptitude of taping into the secret world of wish fulfillment and childhood dreams that no other writer seems to have. The aspect of the story such as Jimmy running away to be free of parental figures and going to a new place where one can excel and shine while being recognized and rewarded for their hard work and talent still strikes a chord. Mr. Galliano’s Circus seems like the perfect place that one would like to live and work regardless of whether one is eight or forty eight years old.