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The Twenty-One Balloons - (Newbery Library, Puffin) by William Pene Du Bois (Paperback)

About this item


Suggested Age: 9-12 Years

Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Newbery Library, Puffin

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Puffin Books

Author: William Pene Du Bois

Language: English

Street Date: May 6, 1986
TCIN: 11712898
UPC: 9780140320978
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-8167
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"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.

Book Synopsis

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

About the Author

William Pène du Bois (1916-1993) was an American writer and illustrator who is best remembered for his books for young readers. He was one of the founders of The Paris Review and illustrated books by Jules Verne, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Charlotte Zolotow, and others. He won the 1948 Newbery Medal for The Twenty-One Balloons and received two Caldecott Honors for his illustrations for Bear Party and Lion.
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