My Red Balloon

My Red Balloon Cover

My Red Balloon

By Eve Bunting; Kay Life (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590782637, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Description
The boy has been waiting for this day for many months. It's the day his daddy comes home from overseas. He jumps out of bed and gets ready for the big event. But before going downstairs for breakfast, he takes along something very important: his red balloon. There will be many families and loved ones at the pier. The red balloon will help his father find him among the crowd. But as the ship approaches, the boy loses his grip on the red balloon. Will his daddy find him in the crowd?


About the Author
Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

Kay has illustrated more than fifteen books for children, including Muggie Maggie, for which Ms. Life received the Garden State Children's Book Award. She lives in Westfield, Massachusetts.