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The tightrope walker

by Dorothy Gilman

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Antique dealers -- Fiction,
  • Antiques -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDorothy Gilman.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223 p. ;
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18402300M
    ISBN 100449211770
    ISBN 109780449211779
    OCLC/WorldCa19890652

    This book tells the story of a young girl whose talent for walking the high wire is discovered when Bellini, a famous tight-rope walker, comes to stay at her widowed mothers boarding house.4/5. Nik Wallenda had ice water in his veins while tightrope-walking in the Ring of Fire. Wallenda successfully completed ABC’s “Volcano Live!” walk on Wednesday night, with the 1,foot-long Author: Tony Maglio.

    Just then, a tightrope walker begins walking between two towers in the town. A jester comes out behind him, following him, and mocking him for being so awkward and moving so slowly. Suddenly, the jester jumps right over the tightrope walker, upsetting him and making him fall to the ground. Zarathustra approaches the dying man, and allays his. Though tightrope walking was not considered a competitive sport (a la Olympics-worthy), it was nonetheless respected as a special skill. According to a website dedicated to tightrope walker Jean François Gravelet, the Greeks were so enamored of tightrope walking that they created a special prize, "The Thaumatron," which could be won by.

    Get this from a library! The tightrope walker. [Dorothy Gilman] -- Amelia, the new owner of a musty antique store filled with merry-go-round horses and hurdy-gurdies, finds a scrawled, mysterious note inside a barrel organ. Armed only with the strange woman's first.   Karl Wallenda had been performing stunts since he was six years old. He was trained to walk on a high wire, cycle across a tightrope, and balance as one of a seven-man pyramid. Rarely was a safety net used. For him, it seemed, nothing was impossible. Then, on Ma , the world watched in horror as Karl Wallenda fell to his : All That's Interesting.


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Like the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries for which Dorothy Gilman is famous, The Tightrope Walker features a spirited and unpretentious heroine and an intriguing mystery, enhanced by colorful settings and characters. Jorge Ojeda-Guzman, Ecuadorian highwire walker, set The Guinness Book of World Records, Tightrope Endurance Record, for living days on the wire, from January 1 to J in Orlando, Florida.

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