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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.
 
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.

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Mordicai Gerstein's recent books include the highly praised What Charlie Heard. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312368784
Author:
Gerstein, Mordicai
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
cai Gerstein
Author:
Mordi
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
France
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Aerialists
Subject:
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
10.96 x 8.01 x 0.11 in
Age Level:
06-08

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