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Balloons over Broadway : The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

by Melissa Sweet Hardcover
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Product Information

  • AR Level5.4
  • AR Quiz Number146536
  • AR Quiz Points0.5
  • AuthorMelissa Sweet
  • Page Count40
  • ISBN100547199457
  • ISBN139780547199450
  • PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Year Published2011
  • Grade LevelPre-K - 3
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectPeople & places (Children's/YA)
    People & places (Children's/YA)
    History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
  • Lexile Level1000

Product Description

Everyone s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy s Parade. Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award."

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