Mirette On The High Wire

by Emily Arnold Mccully

Puffin | January 11, 2002 | Picture Books

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Mirette was always fascinated by the strange and interesting people who stayed in her mother''s boardinghouse. But no one excited her as much as Bellini, who walks the clothesline with the grace and ease of a bird. When Mirette discovers that fear has kept him from performing for years, she knows she must repay him for the kindness he has shown her -- and show him that sometimes a student can be the greatest teacher of all.
-- "Young readers will want to pull on their own high-button boots and join Mirette as she dances between the rooftops". -- Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books, starred review
-- "A satisfying, high-spirited adventure". -- School Library Journal, starred review

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.05 × 3.16 × 0.05 in

Published: January 11, 2002

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0698114434

ISBN - 13: 9780698114432

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Mirette On The High Wire

by Emily Arnold Mccully

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.05 × 3.16 × 0.05 in

Published: January 11, 2002

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0698114434

ISBN - 13: 9780698114432

From the Publisher

Mirette was always fascinated by the strange and interesting people who stayed in her mother''s boardinghouse. But no one excited her as much as Bellini, who walks the clothesline with the grace and ease of a bird. When Mirette discovers that fear has kept him from performing for years, she knows she must repay him for the kindness he has shown her -- and show him that sometimes a student can be the greatest teacher of all.
-- "Young readers will want to pull on their own high-button boots and join Mirette as she dances between the rooftops". -- Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books, starred review
-- "A satisfying, high-spirited adventure". -- School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Emily Arnold McCully was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and grew up "a daredevil child," always climbing trees or buildings. She made it to college intact, however, and received her B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in art history from Columbia University.

Emily McCully''s artwork has been included in the International Biennale at Bratislava, and she has won a Christopher Award for Picnic, one of the many picture books that she has both written and illustrated.

Writing also for adults, Ms. McCully has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Her book, A Craving was nominated for an American Book Award.

The idea for Mirette on the High Wire began as a biography of real-life daredevil Blondin. But the author changed her mind to accomodate the tree-climbing child and risk-taking adult she was and is.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.







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Mirette was always fascinated by the strange and interesting people who stayed in her mother's boarding house. But no one excited her as much as Bellini, who walks the clothesline with the grace and ease of a bird. When Mirette discovers that fear has kept him from performing for years, she sets out to show him that sometimes a student can be the greatest teacher of all. Full color

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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