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Crossing Niagara
Author: Matt Tavares

ISBN: 9780763668235
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 1 June 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.7 x 26.0 x 1.2
Applaud Matt Tavares's latest feat - a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations.

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.

About the Author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Henry Aaron s Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth, and Growing Up Pedro, as well as

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