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Walking on Air

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But today I dream of falling...into the crowd of God-struck people. The pale leaves of their faces tilt up and their white limbs rise to catch me as I am passed among the river of their hands, one to another, am kept by them, am kept. -- from "Walking on Air"

It is the Depression in America, 1931. Twelve-year-old June is a tightrope walker. Performing in her preacher father...more
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published March 23rd 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Megan M.
I liked this book very much. It was about how poor this family is, but how they make it through everything. Apparently they are going through the time of Depression in America. Anyway, this girl, June, is a tightrope walker who performs for the audience while her father preaches about God. They do this to make a living. All the while, they travel to diff. states, the father, June, her mother, and this man named Rhett who doesn't talk. Times get really hard and June questions herself on whether s...more
Apr 04, 2008 Annebella rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
This beautifully written book is about a girl walking the tightrope in her father's travelling evangelical show. It's about being an artist and about finding your own god in a world where religion is used to control others. The bible is woven through in a witty way.
Dec 26, 2007 Victoria rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teens
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eh, nothing special
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