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Mirette on the Highwire (Caldecott Medal Book)


Publisher:Putnam Juvenile



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Language:Chinese.HardCover. Pub Date: October 1992 Pages: 32 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated One day. A mysterious stranger arrives at a Boardinghouse of The widow Gateau-a SAD-faced stranger. Who keeps to himself. When The widow's Daughter . Mirette. discovers him crossing the courtyard on air. she begs him to teach her how he does it. But Mirette doesn't know that the stranger was once the Great Bellini-master wire-walker. Or that Bellini has been stopped by a terrible fear. And it is she who must teach him courage once again. Emily Arnold McCully's sweeping watercolor paintings carry the reader over the rooftops of nineteenth-century Paris and into an elegant. beautiful world of acrobats. jugglers. mimes. actors. and one gallant. resourceful little girl. Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini. a guest in her mother's boarding house. not knowing...

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