The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Macmillan, Apr 17, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 36 pages
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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Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Emily Bridenstine - Goodreads
This Caldecott winner was very different from most children's picture books. It is a charming tale of a man who strung a rope between the Twin Towers and danced on it. The entire time I was concerned ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Jorie Karafa - Goodreads
This book was really interesting. It's also factual and contains great pictures. I think that especially younger elementary students will enjoy this book. Read full review