The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein

$6.38

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Description

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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Mordicai Gerstein:
Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. His works include The Boy and the Whale, How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers, and illustrations for Applesauce Season.


Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. His works include The Boy and the Whale, How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers, and illustrations for Applesauce Season.

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