Crossing Niagara

Crossing Niagara

The Death-defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

Book - 2016
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Applaud Matt Tavares's latest feat -- a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations.

"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.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9780763668235
0763668230
Branch Call Number: J 791.34092 Blond -T
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations

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