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 - Mateusz Pilas - Goodreads
The book tells a true story of a man who walked a tightrope in 1974 between the World Trade Center Towers. The book was created after the tragedy of 9/11 and its main purpose is to remind, or even ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Walked Between the TowersUser Review - Dominik - Goodreads
American propaganda now available for kids! A beautiful story about overcoming difficulties, achieving dreams, freedom and all such stuff must have been put down in a pseudo-educational frame. "Where ... Read full review