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The Girl Who Walked On Air

Emma Carroll

From the queen of historical fiction, The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll is an enchanting historical adventure fiction for ages 9-11

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571297160
Date Published
07.08.2014
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Summary

From the queen of historical fiction, The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll is an enchanting historical adventure for ages 9-11.

Chipchase’s Circus, England, 1875

An abandoned baby . . .
A tightrope walker . . .
A deadly discovery . . .

Louie, who was abandoned at Chipchase’s Travelling Circus as a baby, dreams of becoming a ‘Showstopper’, but Mr Chipchase keeps her hidden, tucked away in the ticket booth. No Death-Defying Stunts for her. But Louie has been secretly practising her act – tightrope-walking – and dreams of being the Girl Who Walked on Air . . . she just needs to be given the chance to shine.

And the circus needs her too – Wellbeloved’s rival show is stealing their crowds. They need a Showstopper. Desperate, Mr Chipchase reluctantly lets Louie perform. She is a sensation, and gets an offer from the sinister Mr Wellbeloved himself to perform . . . over Niagara Falls. But nothing is quite as it seems and soon Louie’s bravery is tested not just on the highwire but in confronting her past and the shady characters in the world of the circus . . .

Fans of Frost Hollow Hall will love this epic adventure about following your dreams and becoming a showstopper!

‘An adventure of old-fashioned charm.’ The Sunday Times

‘Engaging and entertaining.’ Independent on Sunday

‘This book will keep you hooked as you let your imagination take flight.’ We Love This Book

‘This one ticks all the boxes – Emma Carroll is an author to watch.’ Books for Keeps

‘Historical fiction fans will love Emma Carroll’s The Girl Who Walked on Air.’ Sunday Express

‘Perfect for captivating the imagination of a developing reader.’ Mumsnet

Critic Reviews

An adventure of old-fashioned charm

The Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

Engaging and entertaining

Independent on Sunday
Critic Reviews

With just the right amount of suspense, danger and intrigue and a few near death experiences thrown in for good measure this book will keep you hooked as you let your imagination take flight

We Love This Book
Critic Reviews

I loved this and think that readers who enjoy stories about adventure, friendship, determination and learning never to give up hope will love it too. It would probably be particularly appealing to fans of Eva Ibbotson. Just lovely!

The Bookbag
Critic Reviews

This one ticks all the boxes - Emma Carroll is an author to watch.

Books for Keeps
Critic Reviews

Historical fiction fans will love Emma Carroll's The Girl Who Walked on Air...a brilliant follow up to Frost Hollow Hall.

Sunday Express
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Once told by poet Ted Hughes her writing was ‘dangerous’, it took Emma Carroll twenty years of English teaching and a life-changing cancer diagnosis to feel brave enough to give her dream of being an author a try. Nowadays, she’s a bestselling author and the ‘Queen of Historical Fiction’ (BookTrust). She has been nominated for and the winner of numerous…

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