Emily Arnold McCully narrates her own Caldecott Medal-winning book with emotion well suited to her gently dramatic story. Mirette, the daughter of a boarding house owner, has met many traveling circus performers. But when she sees a new guest, the famous high-wire artist Bellini, walking across a wire strung in the backyard, she is desperate to try it herself. McCully lowers her voice and unevenly affects a slight accent to give Bellini a worldly air, distinguishing him from the other guests. Her accents are not as accomplished as a professional narrator's, but McCully's reading is no less endearing for that. Listeners will feel wonder and excitement as Mirette steps onto the wire in the satisfying conclusion. S.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2018
DD ISBN 9780525594857 $5.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2018
DD ISBN 9780525594864 $22.00
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