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Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway - Written and illustrated by  Melissa Sweet

During library we have been learning all about the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.

You can view the 2021 Macy's thanksgiving parade 

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