A month ago, I could never have told you that I loved Mirette on the High Wire as a kid—-but I saw its cover framed in the Penguin halls recently (note the shiny Caldecott medal!) and was instantly taken back to this story. I ordered it into the office, and have spent this morning going over the pages. Maybe my Francophilia started here? (This, or Beauty and the Beast.) Either way, it’s always a delight to find new favorite things about my job, and today, it’s re-discovering beloved childhood books..
Oh my gosh I’d totally forgotten about this book! It was one of my favorites as a kid.