The Man Who Walked Between The Towers Hardcover Book

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The Man Who Walked Between The Towers Hardcover Book

Item #: MLB-17910 Grades: K-3 by: Mordicai Gerstein

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In 1974, as the World Trade Center was being completed, a young French aerialist, Philippe Petit, threw a tightrope between the two towers and spent almost an hour walking, dancing, and performing tricks a quarter of a mile in the sky.

Petit's high wire walk has remained part of the history of New York City and of the World Trade Center. The Man Who Walked Between The Towers captures the poetry and magic of his feat with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely ink and oil paintings that present the detail, the daring, and—in two dramatic foldout spreads—the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.

Just as the massive towers of the World Trade Center remain in memory, so too does the image of a young man walking in the air between them—here given expression by a master picture book artist.

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Hardcover, 36 pages.

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Item # MLB-17910
Grades K-3
Reading Level RL: 3.7; Lexile: AD480L
Language English
ISBN 076131791
UPC 9780761317913
Author Name Mordicai Gerstein
Publisher Macmillan
Format Children's Books & Literature
Subject Reading
Catalog Classroom Resources Grades 3-8

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