Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
Hardcover – November 1, 2011
Presents a tribute to the creator of the giant balloons that fill the sky during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, tracing the work of artist Tony Sarg, whose innovative ""upside-down puppet"" creations have become the parade's trademark.
2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner
Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
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, the award-winning 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.
Series: Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; 1st Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0547199457
- ISBN-13: 9780547199450
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 11.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces