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    DescriptionIn 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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    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mordicai Gerstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 36
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312368784
    ISBN 10: 031236878X

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22100
    B&T Book Type: EN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007060
    Ingram Subject Code: JC
    Libri: I-JC
    B&T Approval Code: X01528000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 791.3/4092
    LC classification: GV551 .G47 2007
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC21: 791.34092
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    BIC E4L: YGN, F5, YPO
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    09 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mordicai Gerstein won a Caldecott Medal for "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers," and he 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. "I'm still surprised to be an author," he says. "I wonder what I'll write next?" Gerstein lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "Gerstein's dramatic paintings include some perspectives bound to take any reader's breath away. Truly affecting."--"Publishers Weekly "(Starred Review) "Readers of all ages will return to this again and again for its history, adventure, humor, and breathtaking homage to extraordinary buildings and a remarkable man."--"Kirkus Reviews" (Starred Review) "With its graceful majesty and mythic overtones, this unique and uplifting book is at once a portrait of a larger-than-life individual and a memorial to the towers and the lives associated with them."--"School Library Journal "(Starred Review)