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Twenty-One Balloons, the (1947) [Novel]
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Professor William Waterman Sherman left San Francisco on August 15th, 1883, intending to spend a year sailing around the world in a balloon. Three weeks later he was discovered in the Atlantic ocean clinging to the wreckage of a raft of twenty balloons. He would tell his story only before a gathering of the Western American Explorer's Club, of which he was a loyal member. Imagine the surprise of his listeners when he claimed to be a survivor...and not the only survivor, by any means...of the recent explosion of the volcanic Pacific island of Krakatoa! His strange tale of a secret settlement of twenty American families on that island, hitherto believed uninhabitable, is a fascinating one; especially as the peculiarly technologically advanced Krakatoan settlement was based on the existence, on that island, of the largest diamond ever known to mankind...

Original title: The Twenty-One Balloons
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultAdventure

Edition #1: Twenty-One Balloons, the

Twenty-One Balloons, the (1947)
Awards: Newbery Medal (1948)
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Language: English

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Twenty-One Balloons, the (1947)

ISBN: 0670734411

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The Twenty-One Balloons (1947)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670734411
Pages: 180

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