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Mirette on the High Wire

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Publisher Comments:

Mirette was always fascinated by the strange and interesting people who stayed in her mother's boardinghouse. But no one excited her as much as Bellini, who walks the clothesline with the grace and ease of a bird. When Mirette discovers that fear has kept him from performing for years, she knows she must repay him for the kindness he has shown her — and show him that sometimes a student can be the greatest teacher of all.
-- "Young readers will want to pull on their own high-button boots and join Mirette as she dances between the rooftops". — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
-- "A satisfying, high-spirited adventure". — School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Emily Arnold McCully was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and grew up "a daredevil child," always climbing trees or buildings. She made it to college intact, however, and received her B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in art history from Columbia University.

Emily McCully's artwork has been included in the International Biennale at Bratislava, and she has won a Christopher Award for Picnic, one of the many picture books that she has both written and illustrated.

Writing also for adults, Ms. McCully has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Her book, A Craving was nominated for an American Book Award.

The idea for Mirette on the High Wire began as a biography of real-life daredevil Blondin. But the author changed her mind to accomodate the tree-climbing child and risk-taking adult she was and is.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780698114432
Author:
McCully, Emily Arnold
Publisher:
Paperstar Book
Author:
McCully, Emily Arnold
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Gymnastics
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Tightrope walking
Subject:
Tightrope walking -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.23x7.98x.15 in. .28 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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