Mirette on the High Wire

Author/Illustrator: Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: The Putnam and Grosset Group
Publication Date: 1992
Awards: The Caldecott Medal 1993
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Gr. K-3

Overview: Taking place in Paris, this story is made of adventure, courage, and helping others over come their fears. The watercolor paintings compliment this charming story set “One hundred years ago in Paris.”

Activity: This book leads itself to a writing prompt or discussion with a partner about a time they were afraid and how they overcame their fear or a time they helped someone else overcome a fear.

Reviewer’s Name: Laura Messerly