The Circus Cannelloni's finances are looking up, for a change. It’s time to go on holiday together. This motley crew embarks on a trip to England, where they are joined by the Cannellonis’ grandchildren. The circus crew manages to stir up confusion and fun at a famous horse race, a tennis tournament, and a boarding school run by a tight-lipped headmistress. Mr. Cannelloni gets a chance to lecture at a prestigious university while Madame Cannelloni’s determination wins over even the toughest of opponents. Many things have changed by the time the circus returns home—with a happily engaged couple and a newborn elephant baby.
Tuula Pere, Ph.D. in Law, was born in 1958 and lives in Helsinki, Finland. She is married and a mother of three. She worked earlier as a lawyer and as a senior executive in marketing and corporate communications in several large international industrial companies. After the business career, she started her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Her doctoral dissertation (monograph) looked into the impact of the social and cultural shift in the 1960's and 1970's on the limits of the freedom of speech in the Finnish mass media. Simultaneously to her doctoral studies, Tuula Pere engaged in writing and publishing children’s books and poems. She has written and published some 30 children’s books, which have been translated into several languages.