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THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS (Mordicai Gerstein)

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780761317913
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2003

There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.