The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Written by Mordicai Gerstein

From Scholastic:

In 1974, French aerialist Phillippe 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 true account captures the magic of his daring feats, which were performed a quarter of a mile off the ground. This picture book captures the 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 drama of Petit’s feat.