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The Big Balloon Race

The Big Balloon Race

By Eleanor Coerr, Illustrated by Carolyn Croll

Description

Ariel would love to be in the basket of Lucky Star on the day of the big balloon race against Bernard the Brave. Her mother, Carlotta the Great, is the best lady balloonist in America. But Ariel's parents think she is too young. Little do they know she is asleep in the Odds and Ends box when Carlotta the Great orders "Hands off!" and the balloon race begins.

The thrills of Ariel's first ride in a hydrogen balloon come to life in this story based on a real ballooning family of the late 1800's. Carolyn Croll's pictures capture the pageantry and drama of the race, and will have readers rooting to the end for Ariel and her mother.

Contributors

Eleanor Coerr

Eleanor Coerr is the author of many books for young readers, including The Big Baloon Race, a Reading Rainbow book, Chang's Paper Pony, and The Josefina Story Quilt, a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.


Illustrated by Carolyn Croll

Details

Imprint: HarperCollins

Format: Paperback

On Sale: 06/06/1984

ISBN: 9780064440530

ISBN10: 0064440532

Pages: 64

Trimsize: 8.500 x 5.500 in

Subcategory:

JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / General

JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / General