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So She Did The Story of May Wirth by Simi Genziuk
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really liked it
Read 2 times. Last read June 2019 to June 1, 2019.

The picture book market is now saturated with 'go girl' style stories. It's wonderful to have so many inspiring, encouraging stories for young readers, but it can be hard to stand out from the crowd.

Genziuk's book is based on the true story of a young Australian girl, born into an acrobatic family and taken up by Wirth's Circus at the age of 7 to perform.
I'm sure that May's real life story was not as rosy as the one presented here, but with every challenge she was presented with, the picture book tells as that she responded with a resounding 'so she did!' From saying goodbye to her parents, to learning new, dangerous tricks, to moving to America and recovering from a serious accident, May is a role model of daring-do, determination and courage.

The illustrations are a different style from the ones that Treml normally uses in her own picture books. The colourful, almost cartoon-style pictures here suit the memoir format of the book. Included on the front and back inside covers are a handful of photos of the real May Wirth with quotes.

For adventurous, horse loving performers everywhere, or for those who just dream!

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
June, 2019 – Started Reading
June 1, 2019 – Finished Reading
June 2, 2019 – Shelved

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