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Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
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Jun 02, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, childrens-books, picture-books
Read in June, 2009 , read count: 1

Enjoyed the watercolor illustrations of 19th century Paris, which are very colorful, partly because the book also takes place around a Parisian boarding house that's popular among performers clad in colorful outfits. The pictures add to the charm of this story about a young girl who becomes the protege of a tight rope walker (the Great Bellini), who's lost his courage to perform on the high wire. At the encouragement of Mirette and an agent, he succeeds again, and Mirette fulfills her dream of becoming a tight rope walker as well. A nice story here of how a teacher and a pupil can help each other.

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