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- Description<b>Applaud Matt Tavares s latest feat a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations.</b> Monsieur Blondin is to cross Niagara Falls this afteron, or perish in the attempt. <i>Troy Daily Times, </i> June 30, 1859 When the Great Blondin anunced that he was going to walk from America to Canada across the Niagara River on a rope that was more than 1,100 feet long and just 3 inches wide, hanging 160 feet above the raging river, people came from everywhere. Some came to watch him cross. Some came to watch him fall. Some thought he wouldn t show up at all. But he did show up. And he did walk across the river. And then he did something else amazing. He crossed the river on that tightrope again and again, adding ather death-defying flourish each time. Matt Tavares s gorgeous, riveting account of the daredevil of Niagara Falls is sure to hold readers in its grip, just as Blondin's feats enthralled those spectators on the cliffs more than one hundred and fifty years ago.
- Author Biography<b>Matt Tavares</b> is the author-illustrator of <i>Henry Aaron s Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth, </i>and<i> Growing Up Pedro, </i>as well as <i>Zachary s Ball, Oliver s Game, </i>and <i>Mudball</i>. He is the illustrator of <i> Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty</i> by Doreen Rappaport, <i>The Gingerbread Pirates</i> by Kristin Kladstrup, and <i>Jubilee!</i> by Alicia Potter. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
- Author(s)Matt Tavares
- PublisherCandlewick Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/06/2016
- SubjectChildren's General Interest & Leisure
- Place of PublicationMassachusetts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight522 g
- Width259 mm
- Height307 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsPicture book,Sewn,Cloth over boards
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