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 - HeatherBallard - LibraryThing
I absolutely loved this book. The illustrations were great. The way the illustrator drew the buildings with pages that had to be flipped out really showed how high up Philipe was. I loved how the ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Ms. James - Goodreads
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a beautiful depiction of Philippe Petit's tightrope walk across the World Trade Center. Mordicai Gerstein uses stunning illustrations to make the reader feel ... Read full review