The Balloon Boy of San Francisco

Nonfiction

In 1853, San Francisco newsboy Ready Gates lives up to his nickname. He’s ready for anything – whether it’s shouting the headlines from a street corner, sneaking onto a river boat, or tracking down a missing gold miner. But when he crosses the bay to watch the ascension of the first balloon ever brought to California, his adventures suddenly take an unexpected turn. Although this is not a classic title, it was chosen for its living book quality and classic feel.