Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.
Professor William Waterman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. When he lands on Krakatoa island, he discovers a land of incredible wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and amazing balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Classics, General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Action + Adventure / General