The Girl with the Red Balloon: Volume 1

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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Katherine Locke lives in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her feline overlords. In addition to fiction, she writes about books and reading and has contributed to The Forward, The GayYA, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and other sites.


2018 Carolyn W. Field Award Honor Book
2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers

"Locke's deft twist on one of history's sharper edges blends magic and sci-fi for a gripping, heart wrenching read."--EK Johnston, author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

"A bold, unique fantasy that manages to be both timely and timeless. Katherine Locke has powerful things to say about how the past and present shape each other and the future, and about the magic of the human spirit."--Gwenda Bond, author of Lois Lane: Fallout and Girl on a Wire

"Loved this magical devastation! --Heidi Heilig, author, The Girl From Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time
"Through interlocking timelines, Katherine Locke inspires us with the hope written into every magician's balloon, and a tender, aching romance. Ellie's tale of a girl lost in time pulled me right along with her as she soared above her circumstances."--Lindsay Smith, author, Sekret, A Darkly Beating Heart and Serial Box's The Witch Who Came In From the Cold
"An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism."--Kirkus Reviews
"When this book hits shelves, if you don't pick it up for the magic and the balloons and the alternate history, then pick it up for Mitzi and fall in love with her like I did."--Nita Tyndall, BNTEENblog
"This sophisticated, unusual work is likely to appeal to fans of World War II and Holocaust fiction, as well as those who like their history with a tinge of romance and magic."--School Library Journal
"Readers will find an enticing, intriguing new novel. This is a must for any historical fiction collection."--Booklist
"A thought-provoking look at modern German history through a lens of magic and time travel."--Foreword Reviews
"The first title in a promising series, this is an engaging story that would entice the most reluctant of readers to keep on reading."--School Library Connections
"Part mystery, part historical fiction, part science fiction/fantasy, [an] engaging and entertaining story."--Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews