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by William Pene du Bois

  • Author: 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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The Twenty-One Balloons ePub download

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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A Newbery Medal Winner and timeless classic   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.   “William Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit.”—The Horn Book
Braswyn
I learned about this book through my children's school. It sounded fun so we ordered it right away. It came quickly and the story is creative and imaginative.

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.
Uste
My favorite story from my childhood.
This copy was a gift to my niece on her seventh birthday.
Chinon
The idea of working 1 day on and 19 days off instantly appealed to me, and this is the structure of the Gourmet Government featured in this wonderful book.

Yes, the leisurely form of government is one of my favorite "practical" ideas ever, but the story also ties together several other interesting things: volcanic explosions, tons of balloons, diamonds galore, Presidential trains, electric rooms and what-not. Even though the introduction tells you the outcome of the story, you still have no idea what's going to happen next. To me, this is the true characteristic of what makes a good novel. You want to read it, even though you already know how it's going to end.

Some Newbery winners I love and some I can't stand. Take a guess as to my opinion of this particular one. There are some parts that I would consider slow, but the emphasis on the importance of leisure actually heightens the slow-moving experience. All in all, the Twenty-One Balloons is definitly worthty of respect and preservation, and I'm glad I was able to make room in my life to experience the fine literary and artistic craftsmanship of William Pene Du Bois.
Neol
My favorite book ever!!!.........Need to be able to read at a 6th grade level or higher. My Granddaughter loved it!
Gavinrage
I read this book as a child and loved it then. Looking forward to rereading it as an adult. It was the first time I had heard of Krakatoa and led me to explore further. My only disappointment in the book is that the graphics/drawings seem very dark, not as crisp as I remember then. Kate Seredy's books are the same. I don't know if I'm just not remembering them correctly or if the printers need to do some editing and make them as vivid as I remember.
Felhalar
I read this book a very long time ago and remembered it fondly. It is still a fan read. If you have kids the may enjoy it and if you're young at heart you will enjoy it too.
Jube
Many years ago my elementary school teacher read this to the class. I remembered it well and was surprised to find it online. I loved the story and highly recommend it to others.
We read this as a family to the kids. This is a very interesting & very funny book. My 6th grade teacher read it to us, a chapter a day. We couldn't wait until the end of the day to listen to this fun story!
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