The Balloon Tree
“Don’t worry,” said Princess Leora’s father just before he left for the tournament. “If anything goes wrong, release a bunch of balloons from the castle tower. Wherever I am, I will see them and come home right away.” Now, something is wrong—very wrong. Princess Leora’s grumpy uncle, the Archduke, wants to be king, and the very first thing he does is pop every balloon in the kingdom. Princess Leora is afraid, but she doesn't give up. If she can find just one whole balloon, the kingdom will be saved!
Phoebe Gilman is one of North America’s best loved author/illustrators and is the winner of numerous honors, including the Vicky Metcalf and Ruth Schwartz awards. The author and illustrator of Something from Nothing, The Balloon Tree was her ﬁrst book, and it is an enduring favorite with her fans.