The Day Ray Got Away

The Day Ray Got Away

By Angela Johnson; Luke LaMarca (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689873751, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2010

Description
Ray is a parade balloon who longs to float far above the crowd, no strings attached. It's his dream to fly on his own, though circumstances always seem to tie him down. But Ray is determined to achieve his goal, and with persistence and determination he manages to break free and soar through the skies. Readers will cheer for Ray's triumph and delight in the joyful parade scenes you ll never look at a parade balloon the same way again


About the Author
Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last", Heaven", and Toning the Sweep". The First Part Last" was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She has written numerous books for younger readers, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book When I Am Old with You", illustrated by David Soman; Wind Flyers" and I Dream of Trains", both illustrated by Loren Long; A Sweet Smell of Roses", illustrated by Eric Velasquez; and Lottie Paris Lives Here "and Lottie Paris and the Best Place", both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.

Luke LaMarca is an illustrator. His first book was "The Curious Demise of the Contrary Cat" by Lynne Berry. He lives in Maryland.