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
"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
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2017|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|