The Twenty-one Balloons

The Twenty-one Balloons

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The adventures of a disillusioned schoolteacher who sails across the Pacific Ocean in a giant balloon, and witnesses the explosion of the island of Krakatoa.
Publisher: New York : Dell Publishing Co. ; Puffin Books, c1975, 1947
ISBN: 9780142403303
014240330X
9780140320978
0140320970
9780670734412
0670734411
Characteristics: 179 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: 21 balloons
Call Number: J DUBOIS, W

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Book discussion date: January 27, 2020

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Lovestoread5 Jun 21, 2018

A very engaging and suspenseful story. Descriptions of the Krakatoa life is fantastical. The ending, though a little disappointing, was predictable and acceptable.

Published in 1947

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Berlysbooks Nov 15, 2017

Vintage charm, quirky inventions, hot air ballooning, unintended adventure and fun suspense! This is one of the great ones!


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MacFam669
Mar 26, 2019

Read this aloud to my 6 and 7 yos. The language was just a tiny bit above their hearts but it is an original story full of adventure and creative inventions. Both kids want to build a house with a roof like M1 and M2!

Lovestoread5 Jun 21, 2018

A very engaging and suspenseful story. Descriptions of the Krakatoa life is fantastical. The ending, though a little disappointing, was predictable and acceptable.

Berlysbooks Nov 15, 2017

Vintage charm, quirky inventions, hot air ballooning, unintended adventure and fun suspense! This is one of the great ones!

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tchrtah
Jul 05, 2016

I loved this book! My favorite part would have to be the description of the Krakatoan restaurant government and the diamond mine. I also liked the Krakatoan inventions. This author was amazingly creative, making this one of my new favorite books.

Lexicon_ Nov 23, 2012

Just as fantastic as it was when my grade 6 teacher read it to my class over a decade ago.

The inventions marvel the mind, even in 2012! This is a fast-paced, enjoyable read.

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