By Ian Santoro
Tony Sarg is famous because he was the person that made the Macy's Day parade puppets. He made new and better puppets so that everybody could enjoy the Macy's Day parade. Today the Macy's Day parade is a big thing that happens every year and is a really cool thing to watch because of Tony Sarg.
“Balloons Over Broadway” is a book about a boy named Tony Sarg that liked to build things that moved.Tony sarg was born on April 21, 1880 in Guatemala. One day his father asked him to feed the chickens at six thirty in the morning. He built a system that did the job for him. Tony Sarg moved to London when he grew up. In London, he started making Marionettes because no one else did that. Tony Sarg then moved to New York and his Marionettes began performing on Broadway. One day, Macy’s asked him to create the puppets for Macy’s Day Parade. Mr. Sarg also brought animals to some the parades. Soon Tony Sarg made helium puppets with strings tied to the bottom so people could hold them and everybody would be able to see the puppets high in the sky. Tony Sarg died on February 17, 1942 because of Peritonitis.
Tony Sarg was born in Coban, Guatemala on April 21, 1880 Tony Sarg grew up living with his parents, Francis Charles Sarg and Mary Elizabeth Parker. Tony Sarg was an only child and that mean that he did not have any brothers or sisters. When Tony was growing up he loved to build things that could move and try to invent new things. When Tony Sarg was older he moved to London and started making puppets. Tony Sarg made puppets also called marionettes out of wood, cloth, and strings. Tony Sarg figured out ways to make the puppets like real people. Tony Sarg then moved to New York City. In New York his puppets began performing on broadway. Macy’s heard about Tony Sarg and asked haim to make a puppet parade for the employees at Macy’s. That is how Tony Sarg made money it what he did for a living. Tony Sarg died on February 17, 1942.
Tony Sarg was born in Coban, Guatemala.