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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade--smallfrybooks.com


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

Written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

  • 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title
  • 2012 Golden Kite Award Winner
  • 2012 Orbis Pictus Award Winner
  • 2012 Sibert Medal Winner

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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