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Mirette on the High Wire

Written & illustrated by Emily Arnold Mccully
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Jan 1, 1992
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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.

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Emily Arnold Mccully

Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for <i>Mirette on the High Wire</i>. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues. She divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399221309
Publication Date:
January 1, 1992
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
91036324
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
232664005
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399221301
Lexile® Level:
660L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
6335
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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