Sweet, M. (2011). Balloons over Broadway: The true story of the puppeteer of Macy’s parade. NY: Houghton.
Melissa Sweet creates a charming story about Tony Sarg, the puppeteer of the Macy’s parade. This story takes the reader through Sarg’s life from his beginnings as a boy loved marionettes and wanted to figure out how to feed his chickens without leaving his bed to the inventor and mastermind of the balloon puppets that fly overhead every year during the Macy’s parade. His interesting and incredible like is chronicled in this story of determination and passion.