While she's in the Metropolitan Museum with her grandmother, a little girl leaves her prized yellow balloon tied to a railing out-side. But its string becomes untied, and the balloon embarks on an uproarious journey through New York City. With an ever-increasing cast of wacky urban characters in tow, it soars past a host of landmarks. Eighteen famous paintings and sculptures are reproduced in this delightful, wordless book that explores the magical relationship between art and life.
A Voyage in a Balloon is an Anne T. Wilbur translation of the story A Drama in the Air. Just as the narrator starts the ascent of his balloon, a stranger jumps into its car. The unexpected passenger's only intent is to take the balloon as high as it will go, even at the cost of his and pilot's life. The intruder takes advantage of the long journey to recount the history of incidents related to the epic of lighter-than-air travel. This short story foreshadows Verne's first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon.
Based on the bestselling I Spy series, this reader features all-new, easy-to-read riddles paired with the fun photographs from the series, which provide picture clues for search-and-find fun. Full color.
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