Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls by Emily Arnold McCully

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The world's most beloved wire walkers are back! In this adventure, Mirette and Bellini sail to America, where they have accepted an invitation to cross Niagara Falls. Mirette soon discovers that the usual risks of high-wire walking are intensified by cutthroat competition. It's courage and skill that bring Mirette and Bellini through even the toughest challenges and make both Mirette and this book a winner.

Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully (Mirette on the High Wire) delivers her newest, most delightful story of tender friendship and thrilling adventure.

Praise for Mirette on the High Wire:

"McCully has created an independent female protagonist....A bravura performance." --The Horn Book, starred review
 

About Emily Arnold McCully

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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. 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.
 
Published October 23, 2000 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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