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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - Book Review


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The Man who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Book Press, 2003)

Ages 6-11

On August 6, 1974, Philippe Petit snuck up the stairs at the top of the nearly-complete south tower of the World Trade Center, and with help from friends, strung a cable between the two towers. As August 7th dawned, he began his hour long high-wire walk between the two towers, a quarter mile above street level without a net. This book is the story of his walk, told in beautiful language and vivid illustrations. It's funny, astonishing, and a touching tribute to one day in the life of the towers that are no longer there.

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