The Man Who Walked Between The Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Publisher Square Fish
Release Date
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 36
ISBN 9781429939959
Rating 4/5 from 129 reviews
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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.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
  • Author : Mordicai Gerstein
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17

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:

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
  • Author : Mordicai Gerstein
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17

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

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
  • Author : Mordicai Gerstein
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-05

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

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To Reach the Clouds
  • Author : Philippe Petit
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-04

An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The year was 1974. A hundred thousand people gathered on the ground to

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On the High Wire
  • Author : Philippe Petit
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25

“On the High Wire is fascinating to read. You will learn about the man, his work, his passion, his tenacity and lucidity” (Marcel Marceau) In this poetic handbook, written when he was just twenty-three, the world-famous high-wire artist Philippe Petit offers a window into the world of his craft. Petit

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Creativity
  • Author : Philippe Petit
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15

In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist’s Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and

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Let the Great World Spin
  • Author : Colum McCann
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009

In 1974 Manhattan, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers shares grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth.

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The Cat in the Hat  Cooking with the Cat
  • Author : Bonnie Worth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01

The Cat in the Hat bakes cupcakes in this simple retelling of a scene from the movie version of Dr. Seuss's classic book.

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Why Knot
  • Author : Philippe Petit
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09

“Mr. Petit is the perfect teacher” in this fascinating, educational volume on knot-tying—an art and science that has held civilization together (The Wall Street Journal). Philippe Petit is known for his astounding feat of daring when, on August 7, 1974, he stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World

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What Charlie Heard
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-01

Charlie listened all through his boyhood, and as he grew into a man, he found he wanted to re-create in music the sounds that he heard every day. But others couldn't hear what Charlie heard. They didn't hear it as music--only as noise. In this daring and

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Man on Wire
  • Author : Philippe Petit
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-11-17

More than a quarter-century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly—and illegally—fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the ground. At daybreak,

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Mirette on the High Wire
  • Author : Emily Arnold McCully
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1992-10-20

One day, a mysterious stranger arrives at a boardinghouse of the widow Gateau- a sad-faced stranger, who keeps to himself. When the widow's daughter, Mirette, discovers him crossing the courtyard on air, she begs him to teach her how he does it. But Mirette doesn't know that the stranger was

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My Friend Rabbit
  • Author : Eric Rohmann
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15

Rabbit saves the day in a most ingeneous way. When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints. My Friend

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Miss Brooks Loves Books  And I Don t
  • Author : Barbara Bottner
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25

With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.” Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy

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The Boy and the Whale
  • Author : Mordicai Gerstein
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21

A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net. Is the whale dead? While the man worries about losing their net, the boy worries about the whale. He remembers the fear he felt when, caught in a net himself in childhood, he almost drowned before

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