Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Friday, Blogsters! I have a wonderful biography book for you to check out!! It's called Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet. I don't know about you but I have watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade every year since I was a little girl. This amazing book tells the fascinating history of puppeteer & Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade pioneer Tony Sarg using a variety of real pictures and original illustrations by Melissa Sweet. Please make sure that you click on the links below to find out more about the author as well as this time-honored tradition! Happy reading! 

Tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg, the man who first invented the helium balloons that have become the trademark of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Want to learn more about author/illustrator Melissa Sweet? Click here!

Want to learn more about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Click here!

Check out this footage from the 1939 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (there is no sound)! 

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