Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade

Melissa Sweet, Hardcover

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.


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Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Melissa Sweet
Published: 11/01/2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547199450
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.86lbs
Size: 9.25h x 11.38w x 0.38d

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Weight0.86 lbs
Dimensions9.25 × 11.38 × 0.38 in