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The Man Who Walked Between The Towers - Mordicai Gerstein
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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780761317913 (0761317910)
ASIN: 0761317910
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 36
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.5 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
I expected a little more story, but the one I got was fine. There's a couple of fun surprises in the middle of the book. I think my reading was enhanced by the fact that I have watched Man on a Wire, so even though the book was a little sparse, I had background knowledge to fill in for myself.
mrsbond
mrsbond rated it
"Once there were two towers side by side." Based on the true story of a man who walked on a cable between the Twin Towers as they were under construction in 1974. Fold out pages aid in showing the incredible view from the top and the immense height of the buildings.
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