Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Mirette lives in her mother’s boarding house in Paris. Many travelling performers stay at Madame Gateaux’s boarding house as they pass through the city. One such guest is Monsieur Bellini, a master high-wire walker who is dealing with anxiety about his ability to perform.
Mirette watches him walk on the clothesline without falling, unaware he is the Great Bellini. She begs him to teach her own to walk the high wire. Through her determination and courage, she helps Bellini conquers his own fears. Together, they perform in Paris letting the world know that Bellini is still Great.
Teaching Resources: Mirette on the High Wire
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- Beacon Lesson Plan Library: High Wire Act
- Bright Hub Education: 5 Activities for Grades K-3
- Emily Arnold McCully Official Website
- Reading is Fundamental: Support Materials
- Scholastic: Mirette on the High Wire Discussion Guide
- Scholastic: Story Extension (Science/Social Studies)
- Teaching Children Philosophy: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
- Take a look inside Mirette on the High Wir
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