The Wishing Balloons.
Written by Maryke Reesink.
Illustrated by Adrie Hospes.
Published by the Bodley Head, London, in 1971.
First UK Edition.
Condition: VG. No major marks or inscriptions. Some light foxing to pages. Dust jacket shows original price of £1.05 and has been protected by a plastic cover, although some slight wear and tear to bottom edge of jacket. Generally in very nice vintage condition.
“It was carnival day, so Jan and Marika went to school in fancy dress. Jan was a trumpeter and Marika was a balloon seller…. So begins an extraordinary adventure that takes the children on a magical journey to the cliffs of Norway, from which they return to find not a moment has passed while they have been out of school.”
The Wishing Balloons is a dream world depicted in Adrrie Hopes pictures of brilliant colour. Special, surreal and strangely mesmerising.