After reading the delightful story of Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McGully, the only word that comes to mind is enchanting. It was absolutely enchanting! Not only were the beautiful watercolors of the book mesmerizing; the story itself was so inspiring. Mirette is a young girl who lives in Paris 100 years ago. She helps her widowed mother run a boarding house, which is frequented by unique circus performers and other colorful people.