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The Twenty-One Balloons

William Pene du Bois


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/19/2018)
Paperback (5/6/1986)
Prebound (5/1/1986)
Prebound (5/1/1986)


A Newbery Medal Winner and timeless classic
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.
“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

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670734412, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 1947

About the Author

William Pene du Bois (1916 - 1993) won the 1948 Newbery Medal for The Twenty-One Balloons and received two Caldecott Honors for his illustrations for Bear Party and Lion. He illustrated books by Rumer Godden, Charlotte Zolotow, and others.