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The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics) - by William Pene Du Bois (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • A Newbery Medal Winner Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean.
  • 8-12 Years
  • 6.6" x 5.26" Paperback
  • 192 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Classics
  • Series Name: Puffin Modern Classics

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About the Book



This classic by the Newbery Medal-winning author relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman, who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific. Illustrations.



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



Review Quotes




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



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 5.26 Inches (W) x .53 Inches (D)
Weight: .34 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics
Publisher: Puffin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: William Pene Du Bois
Language: English
Street Date: April 21, 2005
TCIN: 12726262
UPC: 9780142403303
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-6322
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.53 inches length x 5.26 inches width x 6.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.34 pounds
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