1: early reader
2: picture book
|Category Description||juvenile nonfiction / biography & autobiography / performing arts|
|Dimensions||10.6 in h | 8 in w | 0.2 in t | 0.4 lb wt|
|Series||MS LITERATURE BOOKSOURCE|
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 winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.