Book: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Author: Mordicai Gerstein
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Publisher: Roaring Brook

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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