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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Gerstein, Mordicai

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ISBN 10: 0761317910 / ISBN 13: 9780761317913
Published by Millbrook Press, Incorporated, Brookfield, CT, U.S.A., 2003
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Absolutely lovely, first edition, first printing of the 2004 Caldecott Medal winner! New and unread; very fresh! FINE in a FINE dust jacket. Not price-clipped. No medal to jacket. No marks of any kind. First Edition Stated; "1" in Number Line. Bookseller Inventory # 84030599

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Title: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Publisher: Millbrook Press, Incorporated, Brookfield, CT, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Mordicai Gerstein.

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

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.

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.

About the Author:

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.

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