The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Square Fish, 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 - ndhalsan - LibraryThing
Philippe Petit, a french street artist, looked up at the newly constructed twin towers and hatched a plan to walk a wire between them. Chronicling the event, Gerstein, shows the wonder, the mischief ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Renee Burr - Goodreads
This book is the true story of Philipe Petit, a French street performer, who walked on a tight rope between the World Trade Center towers. It is a Caldecott winner and a fun read, but my favorite part ... Read full review