April 21 Birthday: Tony Sarg, BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE PUPPETEER OF MACY’S PARADE

Tony Sarg, artist
April 21, 1880-Feb. 17, 1942

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet (Harcourt Houghton Mifflin, 2011)

A childhood interest in marionettes meets an adult opportunity in puppetry. Sarg, the creator of the puppets for the Macy’s parade found success from the very first parade, but he continued to improve upon his ideas and helium-filled balloons were born.

This book won the Robert F. Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational book for children and the Caldecott Honor Medal.

Visit the parade route, lineup, and the fun & games for year-long fun at the Macy’s Paradewebsite.

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