King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara

illustrated by Adam Gustavson (Peachtree, 2019)

Book Summary: For French funambulist, Jean-François Gravelet, aka The Great Blondin, routine performances on his tightrope became too dull, too boring, too ordinaire. Fame wasn’t enough to satisfy his artistic yearnings. He imagined dramatic and exciting feats that nobody had ever attempted. It took a fateful trip to Niagara Falls in 1858 to spark his [Read More]

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