Monday, November 5, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Booktalking.

My selection is "Balloons over Broadway: the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade" written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.


When November arrives my thoughts always turn to one of my favorite holidays -- Thanksgiving -- and all the memories and experiences associated with this special time of year.  Of course, that must include the Macy's Day Parade.

Sweet shares the story of Tony Sarg, the gifted marionette creator responsible for the remarkable helium filled balloons that are a trademark of this Thanksgiving tradition.  She skillfully paints a portrait of the man and the evolution of his giant balloon puppets while giving readers an entertaining peek into this historic American event.



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