The Twenty-One Balloons
Title: The Twenty-One Balloons
Author: William Pene du Bois
NEWBERY J DU BOIS
Fanciful adventures of Professor Sherman, who leaves on a vacation in a balloon, and lands on a volcanic island in the Pacific.
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. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. “William Pne du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit.”—The Horn Book