Helen O’Hanlon: Mirette

As a kid, I loved going to the library, especially seeing posters of all the Caldecott Medal winners. Sure, some were familiar classics like Cinderella and Rapunzel, some were scary, like Golem, and others were whole new worlds. Mirette on the High Wire was one such book, telling the story of a girl in a Parisian boardinghouse who meets a tightrope walker and takes part in the art herself. The children's picture book has already been transformed into a musical, but now it's been transformed ...

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