The Magnificent Lizzie Brown Book Series Review

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown Book Series Review

Roni Khaustova, Writer

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown is a mystery book series written by Vicki Lockwood. It is about a twelve-year-old girl named Lizzie Brown who lives in a traveling circus in the 1800s. She has the power to accurately predict the future with “visions”, little videos of what will happen next, yet she sometimes misunderstands what the visions mean. At every place the circus visits, Lizzie manages to uncover a mystery, and she solves it with the help of her friends, who are called the “Penny Gaff Gang”: Twins Erin and Nora, Malachy, Hari, and Dru. It is a great book series and is perfect for mystery lovers!


The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom: Lizzie escapes London’s worst neighborhood, Rat’s Castle, and her alcoholic father and joins Fitzy’s Circus. There she meets the Sullivan family, two parents, four boys and two girls: Erin and Nora. Lizzie is soon to become best friends with them, and she discovers she is a real fortune teller, yet she works for Madame Aurora, who just makes up fortunes for people and does not let Lizzie demonstrate her talents. And then, London’s biggest thief, the Mysterious Phantom, is on the loose…


The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil’s Hound: Fitzy’s circus is going to Kensal Green, a town in England, famous for its cemetery. Most circus people are scared because apparently Kensal Green is haunted, and Devil’s dog walks in the cemetery. Bad luck starts happening in the circus, Erin sprains her wrist and clown JoJo gets the smallpox (Which was a very bad disease back then). On top of that, Lizzie, Dru and Malachy visit the cemetery at night and an unusually large dog attacks them. Is the devil’s hound really haunting Kensal Green?


The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Ghost Ship: When a rich Indian gentleman Maharaja sees a performance of Fitzy’s Circus, he is left in awe and invites the circus to his home at the English coast. Yet the town is haunted with a legend of a ghost ship sailing in the harbor. On top of that, Maharaja and his love get robbed. Lizzie Brown – with the help of her visions – is on the case.


The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Fairy Child: Fitzy’s Circus is in Edinburg, Scotland, and Lizzie meets Amelia, the orphaned niece of a rich man who adopted her. Amelia – and lots of circus folk – believe in the existence of fairies, and so Amelia’s uncle invited Lizzie and her friends to a fairy hunt in reward from finding Amelia after she got lost. There, Lizzie watches over Amelia, who wants to play hide-and-seek. Then Amelia gets lost again, and the circus is to blame. It is up to Lizzie to prove Amelia wasn’t stolen by fairies, and to sort the fantasy from real life.