My Red Balloon by Eve Bunting

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The boy has been waiting for this day for many months. It's the day his daddy comes home from overseas. He jumps out of bed and gets ready for the big event. But before going downstairs for breakfast, he takes along something very important: his red balloon. There will be many families and loved ones at the pier. The red balloon will help his father find him among the crowd.  But as the ship approaches, the boy loses his grip on the red balloon. Will his daddy find him in the crowd?
 

About Eve Bunting

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Eve Buntingis the author of the Caldecott Medal-winningSmoky Night. Among her other numerous titles areMy Special Day at Third Street School, Girls A to Z,andMy Backpack.She lives in Pasadena, California Kay Lifehas illustrated more than fifteen books for children, includingMuggie Maggieby Beverly Cleary, for which Ms. Life received the Garden State Children's Book Award. She lives in Westfield, Massachusetts. Eve Bunting is the author of the Caldecott-winningSmoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. Among her many other titles areWill It Be a Baby Brother?, Mouse Island, Emma's Turtle, Baby Can, My Red Balloon, My Special Day at Third Street School, andGirls A to Z. She lives in Pasadena, California. Kay has illustrated more than fifteen books for children, including Muggie Maggie, for which Ms. Life received the Garden State Children's Book Award. She lives in Westfield, Massachusetts.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bunting captures the tension, fear, anxiety and release in a small boy whose father is coming home from a Navy tour.

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