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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
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Jun 06, 2012

really liked it

This nonfiction book was so incredibly created. Every part of the story was factual and informative but the wording of the story and the illustrations were very kid friendly. Relating to the Notre Dame Cathedral in France broadens a child’s horizons of buildings in different parts of the world and shows relations between various parts of Europe and America. The illustrations were drawn in watercolors and the book could’ve had more structure given that the illustrations had more defined lines, but the watercolors also gave a relaxed and lighthearted feel to an otherwise very controlled story. The allusion to the terrorist attacks is a perfect gateway into bringing up the uncomfortable topic of the tragedy that followed. The single line was powerful but not too overpowering. The final illustration was very solemn but did not show anything that was too overwhelming for young children to handle. The illustration gave enough to provide an opportunity for children to ask questions but not enough to traumatize or negatively affect children in any kind of way. Overall the book can be enjoyed by all and the author did a very good job finding a good balance between writing a nonfiction book and making it fun enough to be enjoyed by all.

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