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:... read more
“he looked not at the towers but at the space between them and thought, what a wonderful place to stretch a rope; a wire on which to walk. Once the idea came to him he knew he had to do it! if he saw three balls, he had to juggle. If he saw two towers, he had to walk! That's how he was.”Mordicai Gerstein
“The city and harbor spread beneath him. The sky surrounded him. Seagulls flew under and over him. As long as he stayed on the wire he was free.”Mordicai Gerstein
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