Fearless Mirabelle by Katie Haworth, illustrated by Nila Aye and published by Templar Publishing.
Meg and Mirabelle Moffat are the twin daughters of famous circus acrobats. They may look the same but they couldn’t be more different. Right from when they were small, Mirabelle was the one who had clearly inherited their parents acrobatic skills with her love of climbing and leaping from almost any platform. Meg on the other hand just liked to talk. And talk, and talk, and talk some more.
Once the girls were old enough, it was time for them to join their parents in their famous circus show. Mirabelle took to the daring acts like a duck to water but the same could not be said for Meg who discovered she was terrified of heights. Truly disastrous for a circus performer.
Her parents and sister tried their best to comfort Meg and help her find something else to do in the show, but nothing worked. Meg was so upset she sat in their caravan and refused to come out. However, the show must go on and Mirabelle’s debut was spectacular, the crowds loved her and soon everyone wanted to speak to the amazing, fearless Mirabelle.
Mirabelle may have been fearless up on a tight rope but when faced with speaking in front of a huge crowd, she was terrified. Luckily for her, Meg stepped in and put all that talking practice to good use; answering questions and presenting her amazing sister to huge crowds, when it came to speaking she was fearless!
Nila Aye’s retro illustrations give the book a distinctive style which is engaging and full of charm. An excellent book about recognising and accepting differences but also celebrating individual talents, however subtle they may be.
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