Starring Mirette & Bellini (Mirette #2)
Master wire-walker Bellini and young Mirette are a team, captivating all of Europe with their breathtaking performances. Mirette may feel free as a bird when she walks the wire, but she quickly learns that not everyone is free. In St. Petersburg, revolution is in the air and Bellini is sent to prison -- and Mirette must perform the bravest act of her life to save him.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 10th 2000 by Puffin
(first published 1997)
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Jun 26, 2013 Matthew rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I have trouble telling whether this story is based in fact or fiction, but I found it highly engaging. The story continues the story of the two characters from the previous book while mixing in some European historical context by expanding the setting of the previous book. You get a glimpse of Russian oppression and how people fought against it. It's good cause for discussion among readers. It's also an entertaining story with heroism and daring driving everything forward. Good read.
Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City.More about Emily Arnold McCully...