Crossing Niagara

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Crossing Niagara
Written by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763668230
ISBN-13: 9780763668235
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Crossing Niagara
The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

author/illustrator: Matt Tavares

“Monsieur Blondin is to cross Niagara Falls this afternoon, or perish in the attempt.” — Troy Daily Times, June 30, 1859

When the Great Blondin announced 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 another 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.

Applaud Matt Tavares’s feat — a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $24.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763668230 /  9780763668235
on sale date:
04/2016
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
36 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; History;
author’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Henry Aaron’s Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth, and Growing Up Pedro, as well as Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, and Mudball. He is the illustrator of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, and Jubilee! by Alicia Potter. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
 
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