The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)
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 astory that has no age limit."—The Horn Book
Praise for The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)
An absurd and fantastic tale. . . . Truth and fiction are cleverly mingled. (School Library Journal)