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The Twenty-One Balloons

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The Twenty-One Balloons

by William Du Boise


Quick Overview

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


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 Pne du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit." -- The Horn Book. Size 0.49" H x 7.78" L x 5.08" W, 180 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780140320978
Author William Du Boise
Age Group 3-5
Book Type paperback

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