Sebastian and the Balloon

Sebastian and the Balloon Cover

Sebastian and the Balloon

By Philip Christian Stead

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596439306, 36pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014


On a boring day, on a dull street, Sebastian sat high atop his roof something he was never supposed to do. When he launched himself into the air in his balloon made of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts, his journey took on a life of its own and his boring day turned into the adventure of a lifetime.

From award-winning author/illustrator Philip C. Stead, comes another timeless adventure with his trademark whimsical illustrations and an unwavering spirit. This title has Common Core connections.

A Neal Porter Book.

About the Author
Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, "A Sick Day for Amos McGee." His book, "A Home for Bird, "received four starred reviews and was called "a deeply satisfying story" by "Kirkus Reviews, "while his most recent book, "Hello, My Name is Ruby, "has earned three starred reviews. Philip lives with his wife, illustrator Erin E. Stead, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.