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Overview

The story of a daring tightrope walk between skyscrapers, as seen in Robert Zemeckis's The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312368784
  • ISBN-10: 031236878X
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publish Date: April 2007
  • Dimensions: 10.96 x 8 x 0.15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Page Count: 44
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8

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