First Edition, First Printing. Fine (as new) in original glossy pictorial boards and fine pictorial dust jacket. Signed by author on title page; very scarce copy, especially signed. Caldecott Medal Book. Fully illustrated with reproductions of color drawings. In 1972, French aerialist Philippe Petit stole into the nearly completed construction site of the World Trade Center, strung a tightrope between the two towers, and the following morning gave the city of New York an incredibly daring and long remembered performance. Gerstein was awarded the 2004 Caldecott award for his illustrations, with the two foldout panoramas that capture the drama, excitement, and anxiety of the historic death-defying feat. An immaculate copy of this Caldecott winner!