Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Title:               The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Category:       Picture book
Grade:            1 - 4
Author:          Mordecai Gerstein
Illustrator:      Mordecai Gerstein
Publisher:       Roaring Brook
Date:               2003
Pages:             32

Written after 9/11, the true story of daredevil Philippe Petit, who did a 45-minute tightrope act between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.  Gerstein evokes the gaiety of the performance along with some of the facts that made the feat so spectacular. 

Foldout illustrations and humorous detail make this book an interesting read, particularly for older children who enjoy history or who are interested in the Twin Towers.


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