The Well-Mannered Balloon
When James paints a pirate face on his new balloon, ties it to a chair, and invites it to dinner, his parents say, “What a well-mannered balloon!” But that night, after James’s parents have gone to bed, the balloon comes alive and decides it wants to eat everything in the house--including James!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 21st 1991 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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NANCY WILLARD is an award-winning children's author, poet, and essayist who received the Newbery Medal in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She has written dozens of volumes of children's fiction and poetry, including The Flying Bed, Sweep Dreams, and Cinderella's Dress. She is also the author of two novels for adults, Things Invisible to See and Sister Water, and twelve books of poetry, in...moreMore about Nancy Willard...