First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author/illustrator and dated 6/24/05 at the bottom of the title page. Gerstein was awarded the 2004 Caldecott Award for his illustrations. With the two fold-out panoramas that present the excitement and anxiety of French aerialist Philippe Petit's historic 1974 death-defying feat: walking on a tight rope strung between the yet-to-be-completed World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York. Cover boards, dust jacket, text block, and interior pages are clean and unmarked, in as new condition. Dust jacket is not price clipped, without the medal on the front panel, in mylar sleeve. , Fully illustrated laminated boards, with red and white titles to spine, red and black titles on cover. Bookseller Inventory #
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.
Title: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 2003
Illustrator: Gerstein, Mordicai
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
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