2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner

Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

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.


Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Brand: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
  • Product Group: Book
  • Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK
  • Manufacturer: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • Part Number: 9780547199450
  • Release Date: 2011-11-01
  • Edition: 1st Edition