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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Who invented the first balloons for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America --- the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
by Melissa Sweet

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2011
  • Genres: Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
  • ISBN-10: 0547199457
  • ISBN-13: 9780547199450