The Red Balloon
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The Red Balloon

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A magical book that has become an enduring children's classic, The Red Balloon is the story of a young boy and his best friend--a bright red balloon. Chock-full of photographs of the boy, the balloon and the captivating city of Paris.

A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 219 x 307 x 10mm | 494g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0385003439
  • 9780385003438
  • 93,405

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A magical book that has become an enduring children's classic, "The Red Balloon is the story of a young boy and his best friend--a bright red balloon. Chock-full of photographs of the boy, the balloon and the captivating city of Paris.
A "New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
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About Albert Lamorisse

ALBERT LAMORISSE (1922-1970) was a film director, producer, and writer, whose best-known film was The Red Balloon, for which he won a Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar in 1956 for Best Original Screenplay. In addition to his critically acclaimed contributions to the world of film, he was also the inventor of the classic board game Risk.
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670 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 52% (348)
4 26% (176)
3 16% (109)
2 4% (29)
1 1% (8)
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