The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Gerstein, Mordicai (Author, Illustrator)

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.


A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.

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J791.34092 G3855m
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