You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts (Hardcover)

By Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, Robin Glasser (Illustrator)

Dial, 9780803725706, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2002



Life parallels art in this madcap romp through the historical environs of Boston and the renowned Museum of Fine Arts. This irresistible companion to You Can't Take a Balloon Into The Metropolitan Museum and You Can't Take a Balloon Into The National Gallery begins when a little girl visits the museum's treasures and her balloon gets loose. Floating past Paul Revere House, Fenway Park, Trinity Church, and other landmarks, the balloon's adventures seem to mirror the paintings and sculpture the girl is admiring. Thirty-three past and present legends of Boston (such as Louisa May Alcott, Bill Russell, and Ted Williams) are hidden within the illustrations, and their bios are included. You Can't Take a Balloon Into The Museum of Fine Arts is once again "an introduction to art, a dandy puzzle, and an imaginative guide."

About the Author

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman lives in New York City.