The Girl Who Walked on Air


I had to put this book down close to the end of the first chapter; I was already rather shaken up and concerned about Louie, and the fate of her protector, Jasper. However, Louie’s determination, and my curiosity in her story, set in the early 20th century, a time of daring deeds and exploitative publicity, could not keep me away. It led to me reading about the Niagara tight rope crossings too….

In ‘The Girl Who Walked On Air’ Emma Carroll has created a splendid story that is really tough, gritty and gripping. I suggest confident readers would sweep through this book satisfyingly, while it would grip more reluctant readers with its subject matter and taste of circus reality. Superb!


The Girl Who Walked on Air

Emma Carroll

(Faber & Faber)

 Louie’s resilience is evident from the moment we meet her in ‘The Girl Who Walked on Air‘. From an uncertain staff, to a tough existence, her will to succeed where no other has before inspires her. This story of the early days of circus in the twentieth century is inspiring, bold and totally captivating!


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