Balloons Over Broadway

The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

By Melissa Sweet; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547199450, 40pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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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.




About the Author
Melissa Sweet has illustrated many books for children, including "Charlotte in Giverny". She lives in Rockport, Maine.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated many books for children, including "Charlotte in Giverny". She lives in Rockport, Maine.
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