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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aconant - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was nicely illustrated and had an interesting plot that tied into the tragedy of 9/11. The main character is determined to find a way to tight rope between the twin towers and ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Tracy - Goodreads
I would give this 5 stars but my almost 4 year old reviews it as a 1 star. He explained that the story and pictures are awesome but it was too scary. This brought back chilling memories for me though. Read full review