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ISBN: 0761328688 / ISBN-13: 9780761328681

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Roaring Brook Press) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Mordicai Gerstein

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

    Hardcover, Roaring Brook Press
    2003
    English
    40 pages

    ISBN: 0761328688
    ISBN-13: 9780761328681

    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.

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Reviews of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Overall customer rating: 5.000
newjerseybill

A Masterpiece

by newjerseybill on Feb 3, 2011

Simply one of the best picturebooks of the last 20 years. Mordicai Gerstein has perfectly captured the mischief and playfulness that defines Philippe Petit. Mesmerizing artwork tells a fascinating story. A masterpiece.

mpeter53

Very good!

by mpeter53 on May 17, 2007

I think that this is a very cool book. There are not many picture books about 9/11 yet, and I think that this presents it in a nice way. I really liked the fact that they told an interesting story about the Towers and made a reference to the events of 9/11 at the end, rather than making the entire book about 9/11. This book is good for any age; for me, the book invoked memories and feelings that I had for 9/11. For an older person, it could remind them of the walk between the towers. For a younger reader, it would be a great to use in a lesson about 9/11. I thought that the artwork was beautifully done, and I loved the perspective that the fold-out pages give! Overall, I thought this was a wonderful book, and I bought it to use with my future students and children!

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