The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
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 - kfrey4 - LibraryThing
I really loved this book! The main idea of the story is the amazing tight rope walk between the twin towers by Mordica Gerstein. The illustrations were phenomenal. I loved the use of perspectives from ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - taylorwells - LibraryThing
The genre of this book is biography. Philippe Petit was a real tightrope-walker who walked between the two towers in New York City in the 1970s. This book tells the story of how he managed to achieve ... Read full review