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

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    Like Tony Sarg, Melissa Sweet loved to figure out how to make things move as a child. (She even remembers taking apart her own marionettes to see how they worked!) Today, she still plays with simple materials to construct her brilliant mixed-media collage illustrations, for which she has won a Caldecott Honor and two New York Times Best Illustrated citations. About this book, she writes: "As I began to research Tony Sarg, I was especially curious how he went from illustration and puppetry to designing the huge parade balloons. After I spent five years reading everything I could find on him, the Macy’s parade, and puppetry—then traveling all over the map to talk to puppeteers—it seemed incredible that so few people knew of his work. I found him so inspiring, I wanted the whole world to know his story." For more information about the author and her work, visit www.melissasweet.net.

    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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    ISBN 9780547199450
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Thanksgiving
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 32
    Publisher Date 2011-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 11.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Sweet, Melissa
    Country of Origin United States

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