The Twenty-one Balloons

by William Pene Du Bois

Puffin | May 5, 1986 | Trade Paperback |

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Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. "William Pne du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit." -- The Horn Book

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: May 5, 1986

Publisher: Puffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140320970

ISBN - 13: 9780140320978

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Twenty-one Balloons

The Twenty-one Balloons

by William Pene Du Bois

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: May 5, 1986

Publisher: Puffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140320970

ISBN - 13: 9780140320978

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Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. "William Pne du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit." -- The Horn Book

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"When Prof. William Waterman Sherman was found adrift in the Atlantic clinging to the debris of twenty-one balloons, all America was rocked with curiosity. . . . Dead-pan humor mingles extravaganza with the smallest practicalities".--The New York Times. Newbery Honor Book

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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