The Twenty-one Balloons

by William Pene Du Bois

Penguin Young Readers Group | May 6, 1986 | Trade Paperback

The Twenty-one Balloons is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.71 × 5.06 × 0.46 in

Published: May 6, 1986

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Twenty-One Balloons This book is still as delightful to me as when I first read it at age 11. It is a creative, inventive travel story full of exciting balloon inventions and innovative people. Professor Sherman sets out to travel the world for a year by balloon, but is quickly stranded on the island of Krakatoa — just a week before its destruction in an historic volcanic explosion. There he meets the San Franciscans, who have established a “Gourmet Government,” secluded from the rest of the world. Sherman is a most engaging storyteller. His own enthusiastic spirit and eager curiosity are qualities to which bright children can all relate.
Date published: 1999-10-09

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The Twenty-one Balloons

The Twenty-one Balloons

by William Pene Du Bois

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.71 × 5.06 × 0.46 in

Published: May 6, 1986

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140320970

ISBN - 13: 9780140320978

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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

From Our Editors

"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