In an enchanting fable of childhood, Larry Phifer shares the story of a small boy who makes a wondrous discovery. When Charlie finds a big red balloon, he takes it into his heart as a companion. The two friends go everywhere together and he feels as though he has the whole world on a string.
Composed of rhyming couplets, the story relates the joy and fun shared by the two friends until the awful day when the string comes untied and the balloon floats away in a storm. Charlie’s loss is painful, but he learns to cope with it by remembering the wonderful times he shared with the balloon.
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