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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

by Mordicai Gerstein Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

In 1974, French aerialist Phillippe 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 drama of Petit's feat.

2004 Caldecott Medal Winner

Ages
3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
480L
DRA
28
Guided Reading
L
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Autobiography and Biography

About the Author and Illustrator

Mordicai Gerstein Mordicai Gerstein has been illustrating Elizabeth Levy's and began children's book series for thirty years. Learn about Gernstein and how his dream of becoming an artist cme true.
Mordicai Gerstein Mordicai Gerstein has been illustrating Elizabeth Levy's and began children's book series for thirty years. Learn about Gernstein and how his dream of becoming an artist cme true.

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