Emily's Balloon

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Chronicle Books, Feb 23, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 44 pages
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One day, Emily gets a balloon. By the end of the afternoon, the balloon is no longer just a plaything. Emily and the balloon are friends. But when the balloon blows away, what will Emily do? The beautifully evocative illustrations and the timeless innocence of the story make this deceptively simple book a sure classicsweet, compelling, and filled with the wonder and discovery of friendship.
  

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Sweet and simple illustrations and story. - Goodreads
A heartbreaker with a sad ending - Goodreads
The pictures are very simple yet speak volumes. - Goodreads
Oh I love these illustrations. - Goodreads
great pictures, boring repeatative story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Henry Martin - Goodreads

A heartwarming tale told in simple sentences and accompanied by wonderful illustrations. Read full review

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User Review  - Brendan Howard - Goodreads

A surprisingly moving story of a child who invests an inanimate object with purpose and personality, then is particularly hurt when she loses it. A parent assures her they can get it back. She is ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Komako Sakai lives in Japan, and studied art in Tokyo. She worked in textile design before beginning to illustrate children's books. She is the winner of the Japanese Picture Book Prize. This is her first book in English.

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