Mirette on the Highwire

Mirette on the Highwire

Format
Hardcover
Price
$16.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780399221309
  • 32 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
  • 6 – 8

Overview

One day, a mysterious stranger arrives at a boardinghouse of the widow Gateau- a sad-faced stranger, who keeps to himself. When the widow’s daughter, Mirette, discovers him crossing the courtyard on air, she begs him to teach her how he does it.

But Mirette doesn’t know that the stranger was once the Great Bellini- master wire-walker. Or that Bellini has been stopped by a terrible fear. And it is she who must teach him courage once again.

Emily Arnold McCully’s sweeping watercolor paintings carry the reader over the rooftops of nineteenth-century Paris and into an elegant, beautiful world of acrobats, jugglers, mimes, actors, and one gallant, resourceful little girl.
Mirette on the Highwire

Mirette on the Highwire

Emily Arnold McCully

Awards

Caldecott Medal – Winner
New York Times Best Illustrated Book – Winner
Penguin Hotline
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