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Tell Me a Story: The Balloon Tree

Book and Cassette

by (author) Phoebe Gilman

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 1994
Category
General
  • Unknown

    ISBN
    9780590243896
    Publish Date
    Sep 1994
    List Price
    $12.99

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

Balloons! They are the favourite playthings of Princess Leora. When her father, the king, goes to a neighbouring kingdom to participate in a tournament, he tells Leora to signal him with balloons if anything goes wrong. But the archduke, planning to take over the kingdom, promptly locks the princess in her room and orders all the balloons in the kingdom to be popped. With the help of a wizard and a boy with the only balloon left in the kingdom, Leora is able t plant a balloon tree that blossoms into thousands of balloons. But will it be in time to save the kingdom?

About the author

Pheobe Gilman was the beloved creator of the Jillian Jiggs series as well as the award-winning Something from Nothing, The Gypsy Princess, Pirate Pearl, Little Blue Ben, The Balloon Tree, and Grandma and the Pirates. She passed away in 2002.

Phoebe Gilman's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Center, Our Choice - Starred Selection

Editorial Reviews

"Phoebe Gilman has written and illustrated a very attractive book with an appealing story about a very capable and spirited girl. The illustrations are full of life and colour...Highly recommended!" (CM Magazine) "Phoebe Gilman not only knows how to draw a good story, she knows how to write it well and draw it superbly." (Canadian Children's Literature)

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