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Man Who Walked Between the Towers (03 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780761317913
ISBN10: 0761317910
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Awards

Winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal

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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.

Review:

"With its graceful majesty and mythic overtones, this unique and uplifting book is at once a portrait of a larger-than-life individual and a memorial to the towers and the lives associated with them." School Library Journal

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"[E]loquently written and craftily illustrated....In the bulk of the book, Gerstein captures the awe-striking beauty of the event with lyrical words and simple but dramatic oil-and-pen illustrations." Children's Literature

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"Unparalleled use of perspective and line-architectural verticals opposed to the curve of wires and earth-underscore disequilibrium and freedom....Readers of all ages will return to this again and again for its history, adventure, humor, and breathtaking homage to extraordinary buildings and a remarkable man." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] spare, lyrical account....Gerstein's dramatic paintings include some perspectives bound to take any reader's breath away." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers focuses on Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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

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nookworm712, September 15, 2011 (view all comments by nookworm712)
I just used this book in all of my elementary classes this week as we remembered the 10th anniversary of the towers' fall. The students loved it! Even though I said it was a true story before I read it to them, they were so amazed that they asked again at the end "that was a true story??" This is great, a must have!
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Tigger14, September 8, 2006 (view all comments by Tigger14)
I love this book so much! it is a wonderful book that any child would enjoy. The pictures are amazing and capture the childs mind and thoughts. I give this book a 5 for fivetastic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761317913
Author:
Gerstein, Mordicai
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Author:
cai Gerstein
Author:
Mordi
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
France
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Performing Arts - Circus
Subject:
Aerialists
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
10.96 x 8.01 x 0.11 in
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 36 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9780761317913 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With its graceful majesty and mythic overtones, this unique and uplifting book is at once a portrait of a larger-than-life individual and a memorial to the towers and the lives associated with them."
"Review" by , "[E]loquently written and craftily illustrated....In the bulk of the book, Gerstein captures the awe-striking beauty of the event with lyrical words and simple but dramatic oil-and-pen illustrations."
"Review" by , "Unparalleled use of perspective and line-architectural verticals opposed to the curve of wires and earth-underscore disequilibrium and freedom....Readers of all ages will return to this again and again for its history, adventure, humor, and breathtaking homage to extraordinary buildings and a remarkable man."
"Review" by , "[A] spare, lyrical account....Gerstein's dramatic paintings include some perspectives bound to take any reader's breath away."
"Synopsis" by , The Man Who Walked Between the Towers focuses on Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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