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

By Melissa Sweet

“Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade,” published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, is about Tony Sarg, the artistic inventor who conceived the huge balloons that float through New York City each Thanksgiving. Beginning at a very young age, his never-ending zeal for play and discovery delighted millions, and likewise, Sweet's festive words, mixed media illustrations and thorough research, bring their own contagious joy to this celebration of his life's creative process.

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