Zuno’s Pick

In Emily Arnold McCully’s Mirette on the High Wire, actors and entertainers from across the world stay at her mother’s Paris boarding house. A mysterious guest arrives one evening. Monsieur Bellini sets up a tight rope and practices every day. Entranced, Mirette secretly tries the high wire for herself. Monsieur Bellini agrees to train Mirette and friendship flits across the high wire. Yet, trouble weighs heavily on Monsieur Bellini. Can Mirette help lift the burden that renders Bellini motionless? Step out with this 1993 Caldecott Medal winner and see.