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Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Reprint) (Paperback) (Mordicai Gerstein)

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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.

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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / General, History / United States / 20th Century
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Mordicai Gerstein
Language: English
Street Date: April 17, 2007
TCIN: 12089056
UPC: 9780312368784
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-6943
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