THE GIGANTIC BALLOON by Ruth Park

THE GIGANTIC BALLOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Standard merchandise about rival 19th-century Australian shopkeepers Jones and Hoy, and about Jones' lowly young assistant Peter Thin who dreams of adventure. When Jones orders a promotional balloon from Paris, Hoy writes the balloonist not to come. Peter of course takes his place and, despite further sabotage attempts by Hoy's sly helper, accomplishes his advertising mission and then sails off to high adventure. The Nilands' competent, unspontaneous humor is a match for the stock situation.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Parents'