Twenty-One Balloons


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.--from the publisher

"William Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell astory that has no age limit."—The Horn Book

192 pages    978-0142403303    Ages 8-12

Newbery Medal Winner 1948


Professor Sherman left San Fransisco in a balloon to travel across the Pacific Ocean. He shows up in the Atlantic with a stop on an island. He tells about life on the island. His stories mix fact with fiction about science and balloons. The professor swears this voyage is true, no matter how fantastic it may appear to the reader.--from the publisher

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