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By Komako Sakai
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One day, Emily gets a balloon. By the end of the afternoon, the balloon is no longer just a plaything. Emily and the balloon are friends. But when the balloon blows away, what will Emily do? The beautifully evocative illustrations and the timeless innocence of the story make this deceptively simple book a sure classicsweet, compelling, and filled with the wonder and discovery of friendship.
Awards and honors for Emily's Balloon:ALA Notable Children's Books 2007Kirkus Reviews, Best Children's Books of 2006, Best Early Chapter Books Book Links, Best New Books for the Classroom New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006Publishers Weekly, starred review Booklist, starred reviewChild magazine, Best Books of 2006Horn Book Fanfare List, Best Books of 2006
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