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The Girl with the Red Balloon

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she's caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall — but even to the balloon makers, Ellie's time travel is a mystery.

When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything — including her only way home — to stop the process.

"An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism." -- Kirkus Reviews

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"Chapters of Ellie’s story in 1988 East Berlin are interspersed throughout with the story of her grandfather’s miraculous escape from Chelmno, a concentration camp in Poland, in 1942, a narrative that eventually converges with Ellie’s own.... An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 14 and up
Author Katherine Locke
ISBN 0807529338
Publication Date Sep 1, 2017
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English