The Twenty One Balloons
Publish date: March 14th 2001
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
[Still reading children's books. Why we have them around is covered in this review. Short version: children's reading program, public schools.] Oddly I'd read about this book before I realized there was a copy lying around here. In the book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 (li...
3.5 starsThis was both entertaining and delightful to read. Very much along the lines of a Jules Verne novel with fantastical inventions and miraculous escapes from crashing balloons and exploding volcanoes. I was especially fascinated by the community on the island and how they'd established a pe...
This book reminds me of a bad version of Pixar's Up.
Read with 7 year old daughter. Loved this book when I was a kid; it really made me think.
This summer I decided to read three different Newbery titles. The first was The Giver by Lois Lowry. The second was The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois.Professor William Waterman Sherman has taught children for many years. He tires of it after several decades and takes up ballooning inst...