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 - Diana Haynes - Goodreads
I read this book for the Grand Caldecott. I thought it was great, the illustrations do a great job of drawing the reader in to the scene that is taking place. There is a spread illustration in the ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Crystal Potts - Goodreads
I liked this book okay. It could be used for measurement in diameter of the wire. You could use it in talking about inches, feet, yards, and meters in the distance between the towers. I think it could ... Read full review