The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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Man Who Walked Between the Towers
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illustrated and written by Mordicai Gerstein, and published by Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press
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This true story recounts the daring feat of a spirited young Frenchman who walked a tightrope between the World Trade Center twin towers in 1974. His joy in dancing on a thin wire high above Manhattan and the awe of the spectators in the streets far below is captured in exquisite ink and oil paintings that perfectly complement the spare, lyrical text.

“Gerstein's skillful compositions and dramatic use of perspective make this a book that literally takes your breath away,” said Caldecott Award Chair Kathy East. “Two ingenious gatefolds and horizontal and vertical framing put the reader high in the air with this daredevil performer and emphasize the vast space between the towers and their astounding height. Gerstein ensures that this extraordinary event is imprinted on readers' minds and creates a powerful, transforming memory.”

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