Mirette on the High Wire
|Author||Emily Arnold McCully|
|Illustrator||Emily Arnold McCully|
|Genre||Children's picture book|
|LC Class||PZ7.M478415 Mi 1992|
Mirette on the High Wire is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. Published in 1992, the book tells the story of Mirette, a French girl who learns to walk on the tightrope. McCully won the 1993 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.
Mirette lives in a boardinghouse in France. One day her life is changed by a man named Bellini, a famous tightrope walker, who teaches Mirette how to walk on a tightrope.
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, best known for their long-running off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks, created a musical version of the book in 1996; it ran from August 1–24, 1996, at the Norma Terris Theatre at the Goodspeed Opera in Chester, Connecticut. One of the only shows which was created without an ensemble.
- American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
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