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Jake's Balloon Blast

Written by Ken Spillman and illustrated by Chris Nixon


Jake has always wanted to fly, it’s just a matter of how. Together with his best friend, Jonah, he comes up with a fantastic plan to get himself off the ground – with very surprising results! Jake’s adventures continue in the third book in this delightful series.

'Jake’s Balloon Blast is all about positivity: dream, work hard and you might just find a way to achieve your goals …' Kids' Book Review

'I think we all know a “Jake”. He is likeable, has a huge imagination and is always trying different things.' The West Australian

'… Jake’s Balloon Blast will have your students giggling right the way through this fun action book for boys and girls.' Bright Hub

'The exciting tale of an imaginative boy who works to bring his dream to life.' Midwest Book Review

'… perfect for children who are just starting to read chapter books.’ Good Reading

ISBN 9781921696558 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction for Younger Readers
Pages 48
Publication Year 2011
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Chris Nixon

    Chris Nixon is an illustrator, designer and creative director based in Perth, Australia. Inspired by the West Coast and classic surf culture with an emphasis on the handmade and crafted, his textured work and direction spreads across a wide range of media. From children’s books to animation, commercial illustration to large scale public art, Nixon threads a distinct style across all scales and sizes to extend his creativity. Chris has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around Australia and has exhibited work in Tokyo, Berlin, Bali, Sydney and Melbourne.  Read more

  • Ken spillman

    Ken Spillman

    Ken Spillman grew up in Perth and has been a full-time professional writer for most of his adult life. During 2008, Ken was a keynote speaker at the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference and a guest of the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Mussoorie International Writers’ Festival, and the Delhi Children’s Literature Festival. Read more