There are few things as thrilling as looking down on the world from the basket of a hot-air balloon. Jackson, a four-year-old boy, doesn’t mind waking up at five o’clock in the morning to go with his family on a hot-air balloon adventure. But Jackson soon learns that there’s much more to piloting a hot-air balloon than just getting off the ground.
Author Faith Schwenker and her husband, Rudy, flew in many exciting places in their hot-air balloon, Friendship, from 1973 to 1998. In that time, Faith heard many questions about her craft. How do you inflate a hot-air balloon? How do you steer? How do you land? Where do you land? Keeping children in mind, Faith answers these question and many more in her new book, Jackson and the Hot-Air Balloon.
Seeking to give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy and exhilaration of a hot-air balloon ride, Schwenker shares her experiences piloting balloons through the eyes of a child, four-year-old Jackson. Jackson’s adventure comes alive through original pictures, humor, and Jackson’s excitement.