The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


sticks, felt, buttons, glue
top hat tilted — hands wilted
immortal snowman

he lives forever
more than a decoration
in our Christmas tree

About the Writer

Tarja Helena Nevala

Tarja was born in Finland and raised on three continents. Her colorful life and rich heritage are part of her creative voice as a children's picture book writer. A wide range of personal interests add depth and detail to her stories. Tarja writes of real-life situations with humor, imagination, and delightful surprise. Her home is somewhere on the other side of a mountain.