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

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

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Series: Biographical, Picture Book Bios
Genres: Non-Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8, Award Winners
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2011

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!

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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.

 

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Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.
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