Sebastian and the Balloon

Philip C. Stead

Sebastian and the Balloon

Philip C. Stead

Sebastian sat high on his roof–something he was never supposed to do.

“There is nothing to see on my street,” he thought. “Nothing to see at all.”

“Tonight I’ll leave and see something new for a change.”

And so he does, in a hot air balloon made entirely of Grandma’s afghans and patchwork quilts. Along the way, he meets a bear, a very tall bird, and three unusual ladies, who all join him on what may be the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • “A sweet and quirky flight of fancy.”

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  • “Readers who don’t mind a slightly open-ended narrative will adore this dreamy, experiential story for its quirky charms . . . Marvelous artwork.”

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  • “Stead does not disappoint, giving readers another beautifully rendered picture book full of whimsy, heart and delight.”

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