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Grade Level
4-5
Genre
Biography & Memoir
Format
Picture Story Book
Content
US History
Societal Concerns
Celebration

2 October 2014

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

Written and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Tony Sarg (rhymes with arrrg!) specialized in puppetry. He started his career making marionette and even had a show on Broadway in New York City. So how did a puppeteer design one of the most popular American pastimes, the Macy's Thanksgivings day Parade? As this book shows, the parade did not start out as it is now. The giant balloons came when Tony Sarg realized that only the people nearest to the parade could see the puppets. This is a wonderful book about how something as grand as the Macy's Thanksgivings Day Parade had humble beginnings and became a beloved tradition with lots of work and creativity.