Up, up and Away
A Round-the-world Puzzle AdventurePaperback - 2006
Six lucky kids have won first prize in a geography competition, so they're off with their two teachers on an amazing journey around the world by hot-air balloon. And readers are invited along for the ride. From Lake Titikaka in Bolivia to a shopping mall in the United States, from a fair in rural Quebec to a gallery in England, from the Tivoli Gardens in Denmark to Roman ruins in Italy, each stop is its own adventure. The reader's challenge is to soak up the different scenery, and find all six kids and the missing teacher at each destination. Scot Ritchie's completely delightful and wonderfully detailed illustrations make each vibrantly colored spread a treat to delve into over and over again. Young readers will get a captivating snapshot of many different parts of the world, and will be able to use their detective skills to find the kids. Only an astute observer will have what it takes to track them all down so they can be rounded up again for the next leg of their journey.
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, 2006.
Characteristics:  pages :,color illustrations ;,28 cm.