The Twenty-One Balloons ePub download
by William Pene du Bois
- ISBN: 0670734411
- ISBN13: 978-0670734412
- ePub: 1726 kb | FB2: 1903 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Literature & Fiction
- Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (September 14, 1947)
- Pages: 192
- Rating: 4.3/5
- Votes: 147
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Du Bois, William Pène, 1916- The twenty-one balloons.
Du Bois, William Pène, 1916- The twenty-one balloons. Originally published: New York: Viking Press, 1947. Just before publication of The Twenty-One Balloons, my publishers noted a strong resemblance between my book and a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald entitled The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. I read this story immediately and discovered to my horror that it was not only quite similar as to general plot, but was also altogether a collection of very similar ideas.
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The twenty one balloons. The Twenty-One Balloons PMC, . William Pene du Bois. He gave the contract for this big job to the Higgins Balloon Factory, thus honoring the workshop which built Professor Sherman’s original giant balloon. These miniature balloons were made of silk, filled with hydrogen, and had a lifting pull of sixty pounds each. In an all-out effort of hard day-and-night work, the Higgins Factory finished the balloons in two and one half days.
The Twenty-One Balloons is a novel by William Pène du Bois, published in 1947 by the Viking Press and awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1948. The story is about a retired schoolteacher whose ill-fated balloon trip leads him to discover an island full of great wealth and fantastic inventions. The events and ideas are based both on scientific fact and imagination, and the descriptions are accompanied by illustrations by du Bois.
William Sherman "Billy" Pène du Bois (May 9, 1916 – February 5, 1993) was an American writer and illustrator of books for young readers
William Sherman "Billy" Pène du Bois (May 9, 1916 – February 5, 1993) was an American writer and illustrator of books for young readers. He is best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by Viking Press, for which he won the 1948 Newbery Medal. As illustrator he was twice a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal written by others, which he illustrated (below), and the two Caldecott Honor picture books, which he also wrote.
The Twenty-One Balloons has been added to your Cart. 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.
William Pene du Bois’ The Twenty-One Balloons relates the peculiar tale of Professor William Waterman Sherman. All he wants is a leisurely circumnavigation of the globe, via hot-air balloon. He sets out from San Francisco – only to show up forty days later in the Atlantic, surrounded by the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons. The world is shocked. America awaits his testimony with bated breath.
The Twenty-One Balloons book. Good thing I borrowed William Pène du Bois The Twenty-One Balloons from a friend, and judging from its whimsical opening line, it absolutely fits what I want to read at the moment: "There are two kinds of travel. The usual way is to take the fastest imaginable conveyance along the shortest road.
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