Emily Arnold McCully - Mirette on the High Wire

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  • For sublime and blissful joy--both Mirette's and mine

    Dec 14, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An absolutely fabulous, illustrated children's book worthy of adult reading!
    Cons: Not one!!

    Summary: One class which most influenced my two years of library certification was Children's Literature. As a non-Mom with no children and therefore no familiarity with children's books, I was absolutely MESMERIZED by "Mirette on the High Wire." ... read more

  • Mirette on the High Wire-- friendship, determination and overcoming fears

    Aug 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: character development, lessons that children can relate to; illustrations
    Cons: There are truly no cons; please read this book with your child (8 and up)

    Summary: I have read " Mirette on the High Wire" with my fourth grade students for the past three years. We do our daily reading in small circular groups of 12 children, including myself. This leads to open discussion and thought provoking conversation regarding ... read more

  • Never Let Your Fears Get in the Way of Your Dreams

    May 16, 2000 by bilbopooh is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: gives children courage
    Cons: geared more towards girls

    Summary: A couple years ago, I had the opportunity to perform this story with a reader's theater group. As the youngest member of the group, I was chosen to play Mirette, the brave little girl determined to learn how to be an expert tightrope walker. ... read more

  • A great book for kids!

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: this is a good read, with good life-lessons and full of imagination
    Cons: none

    Summary: I was exposed to "Mirette on the High Wire" in an education class. I didn't think I would like it, judging from the title and book cover. In this book, a young girl, Mirette, spies on a man walking a tight rope. Mirette is tenacious, and ... read more

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