The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The story of a daring tightrope walk between skyscrapers, as seen in Robert Zemeckis's The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Author: Mordicai Gerstein

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781429939959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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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.

September 11 in Popular Culture

In a similar way, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2003) tells the story of September 11 through the tale of a real man, Philippe Petit, who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers during the 1970s. The book memorializes the ...

Author: Sara E. Quay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313355059

Category: History

Page: 319

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Analyzes the impact of September 11 on popular culture, citing specific albums, films, television show, and works of art influenced by the terrorist attacks.

Children s Book a Day Almanac

THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS By Mordicai Gerstein Born in France on August 13, 1949, Philippe Petit became a high-wire artist best remembered for an event that took place on August 7, 1974. That day he walked on a tightrope ...

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781466828049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Second Generation Memory and Contemporary Children s Literature

Although Gerstein's text is nominally “about” the “man who walked between the towers,” it is as much concerned with the Towers themselves as it is with the man who walked between them. Indeed, his narrative is framed not by depictions ...

Author: Anastasia Ulanowicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136156205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Book Award This book visits a range of textual forms including diary, novel, and picturebook to explore the relationship between second-generation memory and contemporary children’s literature. Ulanowicz argues that second-generation memory — informed by intimate family relationships, textual mediation, and technology — is characterized by vicarious, rather than direct, experience of the past. As such, children’s literature is particularly well-suited to the representation of second-generation memory, insofar as children’s fiction is particularly invested in the transmission and reproduction of cultural memory, and its form promotes the formation of various complex intergenerational relationships. Further, children’s books that depict second-generation memory have the potential to challenge conventional Western notions of selfhood and ethics. This study shows how novels such as Lois Lowry’s The Giver (1993) and Judy Blume’s Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself (1977) — both of which feature protagonists who adapt their elders’ memories into their own mnemonic repertoires — implicitly reject Cartesian notions of the unified subject in favor of a view of identity as always-already social, relational, and dynamic in character. This book not only questions how and why second-generation memory is represented in books for young people, but whether such representations of memory might be considered 'radical' or 'conservative'. Together, these analyses address a topic that has not been explored fully within the fields of children’s literature, trauma and memory studies, and Holocaust studies.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat

Instead, Fireboat begins in 1931 and The Man Who Walked between the Towers largely takes place in 1974, placing the focus of the narrative on the tugboat “brought out of retirement” in order to sail on the Hudson River to put out fires ...

Author: Jana Evans Braziel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350123533

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Edwidge Danticat's prolific body of work has established her as one of the most important voices in 21st-century literary culture. Across such novels as Breath, Eyes, Memory, Farming the Bones and short story collections such as Krik? Krak! and most recently Everything Inside, essays, and writing for children, the Haitian-American writer has throughout her oeuvre tackled important contemporary themes including racism, imperialism, anti-immigrant politics, and sexual violence. With chapters written by leading and emerging international scholars, this is the most up-to-date and in-depth reference guide to 21st-century scholarship on Edwidge Danticat's work. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat covers such topics as: · The full range of Danticat's writing from her novels and short stories to essays, life writing and writing for children and young adults. · Major interdisciplinary scholarly perspectives including from establishing fields fields of literary studies, Caribbean Studies Political Science, Latin American Studies, feminist and gender studies, African Diaspora Studies, , and emerging fields such as Environmental Studies. · Danticat's literary sources and influences from Haitian authors such as Marie Chauvet, Jacques Roumain and Jacques-Stéphen Alexis to African American authors like Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Caribbean American writers Audre Lorde to Paule Marshall. · Known and unknown Historical moments in experiences of slavery and imperialism, the consequence of internal and external migration, and the formation of diasporic communities The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Danticat's work and key works of secondary criticism, and an interview with the author, as well as and essays by Danticat herself.

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9 11

walk between the Twin Towers on 7 August 1974. ... including David Chelsea's short graphic narrative, 'He Walks on Air' (2002), Mordicai Gerstein's children's story, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2003), Owen Smith's artwork for ...

Author: Terence McSweeney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413831

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.

Jake Gyllenhaal

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Jake's choices of acting projects continue to delight fans everywhere . Jake has taken on some surprising projects that fans may not expect . In 2005 , Jake narrated an animated film for children ...

Author: Colleen Adams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404235140

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

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Biography of actor Jake Gyllenhaal describing his family, his feelings about his career, and each of his movie roles.

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

... The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, 193 oil paint: Grandpa Green, 49; Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, 61; King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, 97; The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, ...

Author: Gail D. Nordstrom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.

Differentiating for Success

Figure 6-4: Informational Text: Story Elements, Facts, and Inferences for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers ... Characters: Philippe Petit, friends, police Philippe was able to walk on a wire between two quarter-mile-high towers.

Author: Nancy Witherell

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781496606532

Category: Education

Page: 195

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"In this book, Nancy Witherell and Mary McMackin share easy-to-follow lesson plans that address key reading skills for students in grades 3-5"--

Reading and Responding

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two World Trade Center towers in New York City and spent an hour walking, dancing, ...

Author: Denise Ryan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425895952

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Introduce students to literary texts to help them become active and enthusiastic readers! This practical resource provides experienced and novice teachers with a variety of literature that can be implemented into the elementary classroom. Background information and fiction book recommendations are provided for key topics. From alphabet books to poetry, chapter books to read-alouds, this teacher-friendly resource is a must-have!