Monday, July 21, 2008

Nonfiction Monday: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - the Movie

Hooray! There's a new film documentary, Man on Wire, that shows the true events that inspired Mordicai Gerstein's Caldecott Award-winning "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" (available as an audiobook read by the author from Live Oak Media, who provides this Teaching Guide). What a wonderful addition to any classroom units that include this amazing nonfiction picture book, that focus on the Twin Towers and September 11th, or simply for pure inspiration. You can see the video movie trailer & find more information about the movie on Here's the synopsis:

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."Image from

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