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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
William Pene du Bois (1916-1993) published his first book when he was seventeen. Since then he has written and illustrated many beloved children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Lion and Bear Party, as well as Bear Circus, Bear in Mind, Otto and the Magic Potatoes, and Peter Graves. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1948 for The Twenty-One Balloons.
Table of Contents
|Professor Sherman's Incredible Loyalty||p. 9|
|A Hero's Welcome Is Prepared||p. 19|
|A Description of the Globe||p. 35|
|The Unwelcome Passenger||p. 47|
|A New Citizen of Krakatoa||p. 61|
|The Gourmet Government||p. 77|
|The Moroccan House of Marvels||p. 95|
|Concerning the Giant Balloon Life Raft||p. 135|
|What Goes Up Must Come Down||p. 155|
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