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Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells - book review

Book Review

Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Hyperion, 2002)

Ages 7 - 12

Wingwalker is a lovely piece of children's historical fiction set in the dust bowl drought of the 1930s. The story is told from the perspective of seven-year-old Reuben, who watches his families economic fortunes sink as the drought worsens. His family travels far from their home in Oklahoma when his father takes a job as a wingwalker in a traveling carnival.

The artwork is lovely, the scenes compelling, and the language rich and evocative.

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