The SPY Pre-Order Campaign

Woo-hoo! It’s time to pre-order The Spy with the Red Balloon!


I went a little overboard on this pre-order campaign, but I’m sure you all won’t complain 😉

NINE CHARACTER CARDS. Ilse, Wolf, Max, Lily, Topher, George, Lola, Polly and Stella. Lola, Polly, Stella and George all work with Ilse at Oak Ridge and Wolf, Max, Lily and Topher are in Europe behind enemy lines. I worked with Sarah Elkins on the character art (she also did the Girl with the Red Balloon art for me!). The color’s washed out from the photo editing, so here’s a sample with Ilse where you can see how great these are! (She’s holding a model of an atom!)


ONE SIGNED BOOKMARK. See the above photo! One side has THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, one side has THE SPY WITH THE RED BALLOON. They were designed by the wonderful team at Albert Whitman!

And if you order from an independent bookstore, an enamel pin designed by Meg from Cuddlebuggery!


Independent Bookstores to Order From:

Children’s Book World of Haverford, PA — I’ll personalize and sign this for you too! Here’s a link to do that!

One More Page Books in Arlington, VA — order online through this form!

Or any other independent bookstore that you love!

Alternatively, here are more ways to pre-order!

Barnes & Noble
Book Depository

ANY FORMAT COUNTS, including e-book!

Click here to enter the pre-order campaign!

The pre-order campaign is US only and while supplies last. Never fear, international readers! I’ll send you a postcard if you pre-order. Fill out this form here.

Can’t afford to pre-order? Request in writing that your school or local library buy THE SPY WITH THE RED BALLOON, and attach that as your “proof of purchase” to get the bookmark and character cards!  Click here. 

Questions? Email me!