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The twenty-one balloons

Author: William Pène du Bois
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Pène du Bois
ISBN: 0670734411 9780670734412
OCLC Number: 43321186
Notes: "First published ... April 1947."
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1948.
Description: 179, [1] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Professor Sherman's incredible loyalty --
A hero's welcome is prepared --
A description of the Globe --
The unwelcome passenger --
A new citizen of Krakatoa --
The gourmet government --
The Moroccan house of marvels --
Airy-go-round --
Concerning the giant balloon life raft --
What goes up must come down.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by William Pène Du Bois.

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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.

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