The Twenty-One Balloons

The Twenty-One Balloons

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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After years of teaching math to reluctant young students in San Francisco, Professor William Sherman Waterman wants a change. He plans a wonderful adventure: he will spend a year sailing around the world in a giant balloon. With his friends waving good-bye on a sunny day in August 1883, he gently flies his balloon above the rows of city rooftops and floats toward the Pacific Ocean. But only three weeks later, a freighter in the Atlantic Ocean sights a group of 20 destroyed balloons—and the professor clinging to the wreckage. His tale of a marvelous island harboring unbelievable wealth in the Pacific Ocean and a terrifying disaster there stuns the world. Could his incredible report be true? Youngsters—and the young-at-heart—who dream of adventure will love William PEne du Bois' Newbery Medal-winning novel. Packed with richly imaginative inventions and delightful characters, The Twenty-One Balloons is a brilliant mixture of fantasy and fact. So say farewell to your loved ones, as narrator John McDonough takes you on the trip of your life.
Publisher: Prince Frederick : Recorded Books, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (4 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: McDonough, John
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781449881443

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Berlysbooks Nov 15, 2017

Vintage charm, quirky inventions, hot air ballooning, unintended adventure and fun suspense! This is one of the great ones!

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tchrtah
Jul 05, 2016

I loved this book! My favorite part would have to be the description of the Krakatoan restaurant government and the diamond mine. I also liked the Krakatoan inventions. This author was amazingly creative, making this one of my new favorite books.

Lexicon_ Nov 23, 2012

Just as fantastic as it was when my grade 6 teacher read it to my class over a decade ago.

The inventions marvel the mind, even in 2012! This is a fast-paced, enjoyable read.

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