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Walking on Air - Kelly Easton

Paperback Published: 1st April 2010
ISBN: 9781442414372
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old

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But today I dream of falling...into the crowd of God-struck people. The pale leaves of their faces tilt up and their white limbs rise to catch me as I am passed among the river of their hands, one to another, am kept by them, am kept.

-- from Walking on Air

It is the Depression in America, 1931. Twelve-year-old June is a tightrope walker. Performing in her preacher father's revival shows, June travels through cities, makeshift camps, carnivals, and freak shows. The family has no home, no money, no friends -- and faith that is getting thinner than the air upon which June walks. On her journey June examines her life and is torn between loyalty to her family and their religion, and the life she might have. She comes to understand that discovering what the world has in store for her will require facing old family secrets and making some gut-wrenching decisions.

Walking on Air is a stirring novel of self-examination, as June balances on a literal and figurative tightrope within the rich and tormented landscape of America during the Depression. Facing the problems of her day, June must use her wit, fire, and strong spirit in order to triumph.

ISBN: 9781442414372
ISBN-10: 1442414375
Audience: General
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33