High Wind to Idaho: An Historical Airship Adventure
Rod Barclay, author
Set during the nation's first UFO scare of 1896, Japanese boy steals a ride on a secret balloon and is blown over the Pacific Ocean to Idaho amid rumors of Martian Invaders and Alien abduction. Befriended by Idaho farm boy and family, who help him return pursued by zealous sheriff, a female Pinkerton detective and a vengeful Japanese army officer. Story based on actual events and technology of Japanese balloon bombs during WWII.