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Authors: Elise Hurst and Lucy Estela
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Themes: Resilience, overcoming fears
Years: Australian Curriculum: English, Years 3 and 4.
From the publisher’s synopsis: Girl on Wire is a simple yet brilliantly uplifting allegory of a young girl struggling to build her self-esteem and overcome the anxiety that many children feel as they grow — she walks the tightrope, afraid she will fall, but with the support of those she loves, her toes grip the wire and she walks forward, on her own, with a new confidence.
Unit writer: Jennifer Asha