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 - Jeff Fortney - Goodreads
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordicai Gerstein begins with an incredible cover. Philippe Petite's feet on the tightrope strung between the World Trade Center towers. The New York harbor is ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Kiera Burnett - Goodreads
This 2004 Caldecott Award Winner could be read without reading a single word. The beautiful illustrations seem to tell a story of there own about dreams and adventure, complete with fold out pages for ... Read full review