The Man Who Walked Between The Towers

This afternoon at the storytelling session in the library at Sant Pol de Mar I told the wonderful, true story of The Man Who Walked Between The Towers. I don’t normally tell true stories but this one has such a magical, fairy tale feel to it  I wanted to share it.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a picture book written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.  Published in 2003, the book tells the true story of Philippe Petit, a man who walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on a tightrope.

Gerstein won the 2004 Caldecott Medal  for his illustrations. The book was adapted into an animated short film with the same name in 2005.

I hope you enjoy watching the film.

Here are some of our intrepid tightrope walkers.