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

by Melissa Sweet

The famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has been a holiday institution since 1924. Tony Sarg was the visionary puppeteer behind it all. Author’s note. Sources and bibliography. Excerpt from The Tony Sarg Marionette Book. Macy’s parade advertisement from the 1933 New York Times. Black-and-white photographs of Tony Sarg. Full-color illustrations in gouache, collage, and mixed media.

ISBN: 9780547199450

JLG Release: December 2011

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Easy Reading Plus

Grades 1-3


14 books / $14.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book




    Houghton Mifflin

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    11" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.4, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.5, Points: 2


    Level: AD1000L

    Awards & Honors

    2012 Orbis Pictus Award Winner; 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner; 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended; ALA Notable Children 's Book 2012, Middle; Booklist Top 10 Art Books for Youth, 2011; Booklist 2011 Editors' Choice, Top of the List, Nonfiction; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books 2011, Nonfiction; Booklist Lasting Connections of 2012, Social Studies; 2012 Notable Children's Book in the English Language Arts; Booklist Top 10 Biography Books for Youth: 2012; 2012 CCBC Choices; 2012 Cybils Award Finalist, Nonfiction Picture Books
    Triple Crown National Book Award 2016-2017

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