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The Twenty-One Balloons Paperback – May 6, 1986
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An absurd and fantastic tale. . . . Truth and fiction are cleverly mingled. (School Library Journal) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
The story is about a teacher who decided to get away from it all so took a balloon ride. After a crash landing on a fantastical island, he embarks on an adventure where he meets locals who are able to use their time creating imaginative inventions and their own games. There are already detailed descriptions in the other reviews so I'll just end by saying my children loved it - ages 10, 14 and even the 16 year old.