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  • Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes.
  • Green Mountain Book Award 2008 4th Winner
  • 544 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

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About the Book



Now in paperback--a swashbuckling new fantasy by the bestselling author of the Silverwing trilogy. In the early 20th century, a young orphan serves as a cabin boy aboard an airship and is witness to life-and-death battles in the sea and above land.



Book Synopsis



Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way back to Lionsgate City. Like riding a cloud. . . .

Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.

In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.



Review Quotes




Firewing: "Plenty of rousing action; special effects on a grand scale; a leavening of humor as well as stimulating thoughts." -- School Library Journal


Dimensions (Overall): 6.76 Inches (H) x 5.0 Inches (W) x 1.26 Inches (D)
Weight: .61 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13 Years
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: HarperCollins
Theme: Historical
Format: Paperback
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Language: English
Street Date: May 24, 2005
TCIN: 11743409
UPC: 9780060531829
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-7105
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.26 inches length x 5 inches width x 6.76 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.61 pounds
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