Author: Emily Arnold McCully
This story is set in Paris, France, in the nineteenth century. One day, a sad and mysterious stranger came to stay in the small hotel of the widow Godai. He was taciturn and lonely; Mi Ai, the widow Godai's daughter, accidentally saw him practicing tightrope and walking in the backyard. The smart and brave Mi Ai couldn't restrain the curiosity in his heart and yearned to walk in the air like the stranger. He began to learn tightrope walking with the stranger, and then discovered that this stranger was actually the once-famous tightrope walker Bellini. However, behind Bellini, there is a memory that taunts him—his fear of the steel cable. So the story further unfolds with the mutual love and help between Amy and Bellini.
Emily McCully uses her skill and exquisite watercolor skills to lead readers across the rooftops of Paris in the nineteenth century with an elegant gesture, shuttles under the clear sky, and appreciates the colorful world belonging to acrobats, rivers and lakes artists, and comic troupes. Among them, there is a witty and brave little girl. The visual enjoyment brought to readers in the pictures, the pleasant breath of life in the story, the courage and mutual help, and interpretation between the little girl and the big actor will also allow readers to enjoy a good time of warmth while reading.
Recommended for ages: 3-6