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Mirette on the High Wire

Mirette on the High Wire is a children's book by Emily Arnold McCully, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1993.

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.


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