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The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Apr 21, 2005
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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 a story that has no age limit.” —The Horn Book

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William Pene du Bois

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

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ISBN:
9780142403303
Publication Date:
April 21, 2005
ASIN/ISBN 10:
014240330X

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