The Twenty-one Balloons
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The Twenty-one Balloons  -     By: William Pene du Bois

The Twenty-one Balloons

Puffin Books / 1986 / Paperback

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Title: The Twenty-one Balloons
By: William Pene du Bois
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
Weight: 5 ounces
ISBN: 0140320970
ISBN-13: 9780140320978
Ages: 8-12
Series: Newbery Library
Stock No: WW320978

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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

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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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