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Three Magic Balloons

Three Magic Balloons

Illustrated by Grant Shaffer


Three Magic Balloons

About the Book

Julianna Margulies presents this story her father wrote for her and her sisters when they were children.
Saturdays at the Children’s Zoo with their father always end the same way for Ariel, Miranda, and Jane: he offers them money for a treat, but they instead choose to buy food for the animals. On this particular Saturday, a mysterious balloon man gives them a small reward for their kindness—one balloon each, to be tied to their bedposts that night. Soon they find that the balloons bring them more magic than they could ever have imagined. For readers who love the magic and wonder in Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Product Details

On sale: May 10, 2016
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9781101935255
Reading level: Lexile: 710L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

JULIANNA MARGULIES is a critically acclaimed actress and producer. She is the star of CBS’s The Good Wife, for which she has won a Golden Globe and two Emmys. She has won eight Screen Actors Guild Awards, sharing that distinction with few other female performers. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

PAUL MARGULIES wrote stories, essays, and plays, and was also an award-winning advertising executive. But his favorite role was that of a father to his three daughters, and he devoted much of his talent to writing them letters and telling them stories.
GRANT SHAFFER is an artist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Interview magazine, among other publications. He lives in New York with his husband, actor Alan Cumming.


"Tender, winsome, and loving." —Kirkus Reviews (3/1/16)

"[Shaffer} choreographs all the floating, soaring and prettiness so skillflly that the images really do seem lighter than air." —Publishers Weekly (2/8/16)

"...this modern fable is a lovely tribute to giving." —Booklist (3/15/16)