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The twenty-one balloons /

by Du Bois, William Pène.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Newbery Medal Award ; 1948. Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1975Description: 179 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0670734411 :; 9780670734412.Title notes: $16.99 5-2007 (db)$16.99 (g) 3/11/2009Other title: 21 balloons.Subject(s): Hot air balloons -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Krakatoa (Indonesia) -- Eruption, 1883 -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Chapter booksSummary: Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a giant balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.
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A Newbery Medal Winner and timeless classic <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> "William Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit."-- The Horn Book

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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1947.

Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a giant balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.

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