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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Hardcover - 2003

by Mordicai Gerstein; Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)

From a highly respected picture book author/illustrator comes a lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers. Full color.


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The story of a daring tightrope walk between skyscrapers, as seen in Robert Zemeckis's The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 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.

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  • Title The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
  • Author Mordicai Gerstein; Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 44
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Roaring Brook Press, Brookfield, CT
  • Date July 18, 2003
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780761317913 / 0761317910
  • Weight 0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)
  • Dimensions 11.1 x 8.1 x 0.4 in (28.19 x 20.57 x 1.02 cm)
  • Ages 06 to 09 years
  • Grade levels 1 - 4
  • Reading level 640
  • Library of Congress subjects World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.), Aerialists
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2003009040
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

Media reviews

Citations

  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 03/15/2004, Page 1291
  • Booklist, 11/01/2003, Page 498
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks, 12/01/2003, Page 152
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/2003, Page 763
  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/2004, Page 177
  • Kirkus Review - Children, 12/01/2003, Page 1403
  • New York Times, 12/07/2003, Page 86
  • Publishers Weekly, 09/01/2003, Page 89
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/2004, Page 0
  • SLJ's Best Books, 12/01/2003, Page 46

About the author

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935. He remembers being inspired as a child by images of fine art, which his mother cut out of Life magazine, and by children's books from the library: I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures. He attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and then got a job in an animated cartoon studio that sent him to New York, where he designed characters and thought up ideas for TV commercials. When a writer named Elizabeth Levy asked him to illustrate a humorous mystery story about two girls and a dog, his book career began, and soon he moved on to writing as well as illustrating. The author of more than forty books, Gerstein lived in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

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