William Pene Dubois - The Twenty-One Balloons
Professor William Waterman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. When he lands on Krakatoa island, he discovers a land of incredible wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and amazing balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal.
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6 Reviews from Epinions.com
May 19, 2000
My absolutely favorite book as a child
Pros: A magical reading journey for all ages
Cons: Unknown to many Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 19, 2000
A Soaring Imagination
Pros: A funny, imaginative book that will appeal to both children and adults
Cons: Somewhat old-fashioned; contains sexism and racism typical of the time it was written Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 3, 1999
I am so happy I have a child....
Pros: It hasn't changed.
Cons: You have to wait for your child before you can finish Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 22, 2000
May 3, 2004
Fly Away With this Fanciful Tale
Pros: Fanciful, imaginative tale of realistic wonders
Cons: Somewhat dated
Dubois draws us into Prof. Sherman's adventures, mixing fact and fantasy in this classic tale from 1947. Read More at Epinions.com