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 Fearless Mirabelle and Meg
 Author: Haworth, Katie

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 427711 ISBN: 9781536208115
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Twins -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Human behavior -- Fiction
 Circus -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

Mirabelle and Meg Moffat are twins with very different talents. While Meg prefers to play it safe, Mirabelle is very daring and behaves as if she isn't afraid of anything. Is she as fearless as she seems?

 Illustrator: Aye, Nila

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/19)
   School Library Journal (11/01/19)
   Booklist (09/01/19)

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Booklist - 09/01/2019 Mirabelle and Meg are the twin daughters of famous acrobats, but only Mirabelle seems to have inherited their talents. From the time she was a baby, she’s loved climbing and jumping as high as she can, while inquisitive Meg has always preferred talking and reading with her feet firmly planted on the ground. When the parents take their daughters into the training tent one afternoon, Mirabelle takes to her surroundings like a duck to water. Meg, on the other hand, has a disastrous time and is revealed to have a fear of heights. Simple artwork featuring black outlines and primary colors carries a slight vintage vibe and a dynamic mix of action sequences, full-page illustrations, and dramatic double-page spreads. These large-scale scenes are ideal for group sharing, and Mirabelle’s fondness for blue and Meg’s for yellow make identifying the twins a cinch. After Mirabelle’s circus debut, her own phobia is discovered, but happily Meg’s natural talents are exactly what the situation calls for. A cute ode to individuality. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 11/01/2019 PreS-Gr 1—Young Mirabelle and Meg Moffat and their parents are members of a traveling circus. Though the girls are identical twins, they are nothing alike. Mirabelle takes after her parents with their love of acrobatics, while Meg prefers two feet on the ground. Mirabelle never stops climbing; Meg never stops talking. When Mirabelle makes her debut, all are amazed, but it turns out Mirabelle isn't completely fearless. While Meg might fear heights, Mirabelle is afraid of public speaking. The color scheme and drawings are simple, with Meg highlighted in yellow and Mirabelle standing out in blue. The action in the book is set against a mostly white background with the circus tent popping in red. VERDICT A delightful story about twins and a reminder that talent is individual. A fun read-aloud for storytime or one-on-one (or two) sharing.—Shana Shea, Windsor Public Library, CT - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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