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Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures Of The Great Blondin

ISBN-10: 1536203424
ISBN-13: 9781536203424
Author: Tavares, Matt
Illustrated by: Tavares, Matt
Interest Level: 1-5
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: October 2018

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades 1-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 740L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

Description
Applaud Matt Tavares's latest feat - a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations. "Monsieur Blondin is to cross Niagara Falls this afternoon, or perish in the attempt." - Troy Daily Times, June 30, 1859 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.
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