[Balloons Over Broadway The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade [BOOK] Free download eBook Author Melissa Sweet



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    This is the story of Tony Sarg and how the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade came into being Tony figured out and designed all the balloons as upside down puppets Instead of controlling them from above they were controlled

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    Tony Sarg always had a fascination with things on strings and he used his love of marionettes to get a job designing windows for Macy's department storeIn 1924 he was approached by other Macy's employees immigrants all to help create a parade to celebrate holiday traditions When it was discovered that real live animals in the par

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    indulge me in a bit of a different review for this bookEach year Thanksgiving Day finds me reminiscing back to childhood and smells o

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    I can't believe that I forgot to say how much I love love love this book When I was a classroom teacher many of my students were immigrants or just generally unaware of American culture They truly needed a teacher to show them the Olympics Obama's inauguration Bush's state dinner and uniuely American celebrations Balloons Over Broadway is a

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    This is an outstanding book about Tony Sarg the art of marionettes puppetry and the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day paradeI’ve never really enjoyed puppets or marionettes and I’m not a fan of parades but I did enjoy this book The only time I saw the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in person I was six I was n

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this picture book biography of Tony Sarg creator of the first balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeAs a boy Tony loved to figure out how things worked and he loved to build things his solution to feeding the chickens on cold mornings left me both laughing and admiring His keen mind and sense

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    An excellent history of the man who created the balloons for the Macy’s Day Parade

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    Winner of the 2012 Robert F Sibert Medal awarded annually to the best informational children's title published that year t

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    A beautifully done biography that my students really enjoy It's great for getting their creativity flowing and fo

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    The fascinating story of Tony Sarg renowned puppeteer and creator of the Macy's parade balloon puppets Outstanding design and crisp engaging text invite readers into Sarg's creative process

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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. indulge me in a bit of a different review for this bookEach year Thanksgiving Day finds me reminiscing back to childhood and smells of turkey cooking family laughter love and of course The Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade My mother was cooking in the kitchen but she d pop into the living room and join me and my father to watch the marching bands the crowds and of course those magnificent balloons floating down the streets of New York I always thought I d like to venture to New York and see the parade in all its colorful glory in person Each year as Thanksgiving approached I d think about going and then would dismiss the plan I don t like the cold so thought it might be better to just watch the parade from the warmth of my living room This year as I thought about going I had to ask myself what am I waiting for And so I made the plan to finally go to see The 2011 Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade We ve got two books in our library on the parade Milly and the Macy s Parade by Shana Corey illustrated by Brett Heluist A picture book based on a true story of the parade s 1924 origins this has stunning art and reminds me of a window dressingThe second ia a 2011 publication Balloons over Broadway the true story of the puppeteer of Macy s Parade written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet This children s book tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg and his creation of the first giant balloons to fly over the crowds and becoming an American tradition that has entertains millions each year It s a fascinating story and was the perfect choice to read while planning my trip to the parade My husband grandchildren and I were fortunate that mother nature provided excellent weather on Thanksgiving Day We found a sunny spot with a wall for leaning bordering Central Park and 63rd St We had plenty of time to mingle and talk with people as we arrived at 7AM and had two hours before the parade would begin You might see watching the parade on tv but nothing will compare to seeing that first balloon come down the avenue It was incredible They are huge taking up the whole width of the street and even on this balmy day you can see the sheer strength it takes the handlers to keep the balloons from crashing into buildings or taking off My favorite hands down Kermit the Frog The spectators were extremely appreciative of the bands clowns celebrities and other parade participants but none so much as the NY Firemen and NYPD The cheering for all was wonderful to seeSo where s my pictures They re in my head to bring back at whim new memories of a very special Thanksgiving Day

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

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 da. A beautifully done biography that my students really enjoy It s great for getting their creativity flowing and for leading into some cool science related discussions about helium vs air etc The knowledge that the big Macy s Thanksgiving Day parade started out with puppets is really inspiring The illustrations are beautiful A great modern Thanksgiving Day read aloud

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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. This is an outstanding book about Tony Sarg the art of marionettes puppetry and the history of the Macy s Thanksgiving Day paradeI ve never really enjoyed puppets or marionettes and I m not a fan of parades but I did enjoy this book The only time I saw the Macy s Thanksgiving Day parade in person I was six I was not that entertained Later on though I have always liked the parade section in the movie Miracle on 34th Street And I ve enjoyed a few Disney parades The marionette show in the movie of The Sound of Music is one of my least favorite scenes the song that goes with it one of my least favorite songs in the musical So I m probably not the best reader for this bookThe reason I starred it as high as I did is that I really enjoyed the book and learned from it to It s a fine account of Tony Sarg s life and art a lovely immigrant story I had not known that the Macy s parade started as a perk for Macy s immigrant employees and reveals some interesting history It s a wonderful story of how an artist thought and worked and might give artistic mindedinterested kids some ideas I became uite enad with Sarg from childhood through his later years I love his uote I have never done a stroke of work in my life Aspiring to an eventual vocation where they can say that is a great idea to introduce to kidsThe illustrations are so much than traditional pictures They are amazing They re made up of photos of handmade toys text within pictures old newspaper clippings watercolor paintings collage They re all fascinating and they really draw the reader into the book And they seem authentic to the subject matter They re creative clever and appealing It s apparent that a lot of love and work went into this book4 stars