Twenty-One Balloons

Twenty-One Balloons

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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 Bookshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • OHP transparencies | 180 pages
  • 124.46 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 014240330X
  • 9780142403303
  • 155,030

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

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3 22% (4,037)
2 6% (1,034)
1 2% (343)
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