The Girl with the Red Balloon
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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 Wallbut 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 everythingincluding her only way hometo stop the process.
Katherine Locke lives and in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her feline overlords. In addition to fiction, she writes about books and reading and has contributed to The Forward, The GayYA, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and other sites.
"Loved this magical devastation!" —Heidi Heilig, author, The Girl From Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time"Through interlocking timelines, Katherine Locke inspires us with the hope written into every magician’s balloon, and a tender, aching romance. Ellie’s tale of a girl lost in time pulled me right along with her as she soared above her circumstances." —Lindsay Smith, author, Sekret, A Darkly Beating Heart and Serial Box's The Witch Who Came In From the Cold"An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism." —Kirkus Reviews