The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, The Red Balloon is the moving story of a boy and his best friend—a bright red balloon. Told through captivating photographs taken during filming, and set against the unmistakable beauty of the streets of Paris, Albert Lamorisse’s beloved story is a moving tribute to childhood that continues to inspire readers of every generation.

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year

Author Albert Lamorisse (1922-1970) was a film director, producer, and writer, whose best-known film was The Red Balloon, for which he won a Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar in 1956 for Best Original Screenplay. In addition to his critically acclaimed contributions to the world of film, he was also the inventor of the classic board game Risk.