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
  • 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
  • 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
ISBN: 0547199457
EAN13: 9780547199450
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2011
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 11.2" L x 9.1" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Book Overview

A Sibert Medal-winning picture book biography and perfect Thanksgiving Day read about the invention of the first balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade From Caldecott honor artist Melissa Sweet.

Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when people from every corner of the country rise early or tune in to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. In Balloons Over Broadway, Caldecott honor artist Melissa Sweet brings the inspirational story of Tony Sarg, a self-taught immigrant with a wildly creative dream that invented those balloons, to life.

The story takes readers through every step of Sarg's journey-- from his childhood love of creating marionettes, to the moment this brilliant idea was born in his head, all the way up to the invention of these enchanting floating balloons. Sweet brilliantly captures the essence of Sarg through her signature collage illustrations and thoughtful storytelling. Balloons over Broadway will capture the hearts of all ages sitting around the dinner table, on Thanksgiving Day and every day.

Frequently Asked Questions About Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade

  • How long does it take to read Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade?

    It takes about 4 Hours and 59 minutes on average for a reader to read Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.

  • What is the reading level for Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade?

    The recommended reading level for Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade is Preschool through 2nd Grade .

  • What is the Lexile score for Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade?

    The Lexile score for Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade is 1000.

  • How long is 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 is 40 pages long.

  • Who wrote 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 was written by Melissa Sweet

  • Which awards has Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won?

    Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the following awards:

    in 2011 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Lupine Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Black-Eyed Susan Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Orbis Pictus Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Children's Book Committee Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Cook Prize in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Jefferson Cup in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Delaware Diamonds Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Cybils in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Charlotte Zolotow Award in category .

    in 2012 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Golden Kite in category .

    in 2013 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Rhode Island Children's Book Awards in category .

    in 2013 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Land of Enchantment Book Award in category .

    in 2013 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Red Clover Award in category .

    in 2013 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Star of the North Picture Book Award in category .

    in 2013 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the North Carolina Children's Book Award in category .

    in 2013 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Young Hoosier Book Award in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Monarch Award in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Volunteer State Book Awards in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the William Allen White Childens Book Award in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Bluebonnet Awards in category .

    in 2014 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Beehive Awards in category .

    in 2015 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Nutmeg Book Award in category .

    in 2015 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Georgia Children's Book Award in category .

    in 2015 Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy's Parade won the Virginia Readers Choice Award in category .

Book Reviews (11)

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5
   Excellent book that entertains and educates
I had this book on my wish list for over a year and I am so sorry that I didn 't buy it earlier. I am constantly on the lookout for books like this, ones that entertain, educate and inspire. I am disappointed too often ''. Many children's books are delivered over promise and under deliver, but not this. This book does an excellent job of introducing us to Tony Sarg, his time and his place, as well as the creative process he went through to create the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade. The author combines science and history with the suspense of what will he do next? '' We read this one every Thanksgiving and save it for future grandchildren. Plus, we make our own rod puppet, inspired by the book. Recommend highly.
 
5
   Tony and his big dreams
Macy brings the story behind the Melissa Sweet Parade and the history of the man behind the work to life. The story begins with a big boy, Tony, who has little dreams to make marionettes. His dreams come not only true, but bloom as he is challenged to make those marionettes larger and more spectacular. What I enjoyed the most about this book is the historical aspect behind what has become a favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition. The artwork within the story is phenomenal and perfectly accompanies the story line. It reads like a scrap book and is easy to follow and enjoy. While originally purchased for my great granddaughter, who loves balloons and because I adore toddler illustration, it is more appropriate for grades 2-4.
 
5
   Wonderful, true story with great illustrations.
This is a great book to read with children before or after watching the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade.
 
4
   "I love a parade."
While reading this delightful true story about Tony Sarg, the brilliant puppeteer behind Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I keep hearing the strains of Victor Arden and Ohman's old show tunes in my mind. I love a parade, the tramping of feet, I hear every beat I hear from a drum. Growing up, and later when my own children were at home every Thanksgiving Day, began watching the Macy's Parade on live television. The bands and floats were giant, but the favorites were the nice balloons, except at Santa on his sleigh at the end. This book is certain to become a holiday favorite of teachers, librarians, parents and children. This book with Michael Ian Black's A Pig Parade is a funny idea for a story time session filled with facts and fun!
 
5
   Wonderful story
This is the wonderful story of the creation of the balloons that we see in the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade.
 
3
   Torn Page & Jacket
I was disappointed that the book jacket was torn as well as a page in the book. I needed it for my class, so I taped it and carried on.
 
5
   cute book
The kids liked this book. Make sure that your audience knows about the parade. Not all my children watch the parade. This was a surprise to many.
 
5
   Fantastic book!
The illustration also loves love. The digital version of this book was a little more blurry because it is a bit sharp.
 
5
   An enchanting book full of parade history
Balloons Over Broadway is a charming story with vivid descriptions and pictures. I read this book to my pre-school class and were mystified by the magic and mechanics that this book reveals. This book is truly a story of the whole type, including history with the actual story of Tony and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. It has the enchanting magic of a holiday themed story, but also includes a STEM aspect, as Tony came to invent his giant balloons. Balloons Over Broad also includes beautifully illustrated pictures that will attract the attention of children and adults, using a simplistic style, but also including some images from Tony's actual life. Overall, this is a perfect book that introduces an important part of the history of Thanksgiving Day and explains an opportunity to learn how parades came to be.
 
5
   Wonderful book!
I am a third teacher and i pair this reading with Milly and the Macy's Day Parade '' - it was perfect to talk about the similarities and differences between historical fiction and biographical story.
 
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