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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Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Caroline - Goodreads
The pictures and words worked together in this book to bring an intense and gripping event to life: a man who snuck into the Twin Towers, strung a wire between them, and did acrobatics on it for hours ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Leigh Perry - Goodreads
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a story about a man who is a street performer that loves to walk and dance on ropes. One day he sees the tall towers and makes it his mission to walk between ... Read full review