Papa Balloon is the story of a unique, mysterious figure who magically appears in a land where the people have become divided and are in need of greater understanding and empathy for each other. Traveling through each of the four villages in this land and accompanied by the children who discover him, Papa Balloon teaches the villages a profound lesson in a simple way. Colorfully and brightly illustrated, and a page-turner of a tale, it is the perfect book for any parent who wants their children to learn about treating the traditions and viewpoints of others with respect, while putting forth the belief that we, as a group, are more united than we realize. Early readerages 5-8.
C.R. McClure resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter. He is actively engaged in the promotion of spiritual coexistence. Steven Kernen is a muralist and caricaturist. He and his wife and children live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.