Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2003.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
A beautiful first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author/illustrator Mordicai Gerstein and Philippe Petit, subject of Gerstein's story. Fully illustrated laminated boards, red and white titles on spine, red and black titles on cover. A scarce copy.
In 1972, French aerialist Philippe Petit stole into the nearly completed construction site of the World Trade Center, strung a tightrope between the two towers, and the following morning gave the city of New York an incredibly daring and long remembered performance. Gerstein was awarded the 2004 Caldecott award for his illustrations, with the two fold-out panoramas that capture the drama, excitement, and anxiety of the historic death defying feat ; Color Illustrations; 4to;  pages; Signed by Author.