The Twenty-one Balloons (puffin Modern Classics) by William Pene Du BoisThe Twenty-one Balloons (puffin Modern Classics) by William Pene Du Bois

The Twenty-one Balloons (puffin Modern Classics)

byWilliam Pene Du Bois

Paperback | April 21, 2005

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A Newbery Medal Winner

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 Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell astory that has no age limit."—The Horn Book
William Pène du Bois (1916–1993) was an American writer and illustrator who is best remembered for his books for young readers. He was one of the founders of The Paris Review and illustrated books by Jules Verne, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Charlotte Zolotow, and others. He won the 1948 Newbery Medal for The Twenty-One Ballo...
Title:The Twenty-one Balloons (puffin Modern Classics)Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.49 inPublished:April 21, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014240330X

ISBN - 13:9780142403303

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book to travel with I love traveling with this book. A very interesting read!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read! I absolutely loved this charming little book! It makes for quite an interesting read.
Date published: 2017-08-19
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Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovee I borrowed this from the library and loved it. The illustrations are beautiful, as well as the whimsical writing. yess
Date published: 2015-06-01

Editorial Reviews

An absurd and fantastic tale. . . . Truth and fiction are cleverly mingled. (School Library Journal)