The Big Balloon Race (I Can Read Books) (I Can Read Book 3)

by Eleanor Coerr

Paperback, 1984



Local notes

R Coe




HarperCollins (1984), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 64 pages


Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her win it.


Original publication date

1981 (text and illustrations copyright)
1984 (Harper Trophy edition)

Physical description

64 p.; 8.47 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member SJeanneM
I thought that this was a good simple story about a daughter and a mother and overcoming a simple obstacle together and the words and amount or reading was perfect for the age range given.
LibraryThing member srgrammer
This is a chapter book. It only has 3 chapters, but it is very exciting for a child to read a book the firs time that has chapters. It is about a little girl and her mother who go up in a hot air balloon race. The little girl was not supposed to be there but fell asleep in the balloon. Her and her
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mother run into a little trouble in the air and thought they lost the race, but in the end they won. Even though Ariel was not old enough to fly, her mother was proud of her for helping to win the race.
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LibraryThing member allieburks
Illustrations: acrylic painting. This book is about a young girl named Ariel who wants to race with her mom in a hot air balloon. Her mom says that she is too young to ride in a hot air balloon. On the day of the race, Ariel gets in the hot air balloon to look at it and accidentally falls asleep.
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Her mom starts flying the hot air balloon without realizing her daughter is in it. They go through several obstacles, but end up winning the race because of Ariel's help. This book is realistic fiction because it is a story that could actually happen and it involves real life people. Age appropriateness: intermediate.
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