The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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By Mordicai Gerstein
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
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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 highwire 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, andin two dramatic foldout spreads the vertiginous drama of Petits feat.

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772 words772 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile AD640LLexile AD640L
Grade P to 4Grade P to 4
Age 4-9Age 4-9
Published 2003Published 2003

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