Publisher description for The man who walked between the towers / Mordicai Gerstein.
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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 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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Petit, Philippe, -- 1949- -- Juvenile literature.
Tightrope walking -- Juvenile literature.
Aerialists -- France -- Juvenile literature.
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)