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published: Sep 2007
ISBN:9780002008884
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Airborn

by Kenneth Oppel

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list price: $16.95
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published: Sep 2007
ISBN:9780002008884
publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
imprint: Harper Trophy Canada
Description

Imagine a past in which airplanes have never been invented and giant airships rule the skies. Matt Cruse is the cabin boy of the Aurora, a 900-foot luxury airship that ferries wealthy passengers around the globe. On a crossing of the Pacificus, he helps rescue a dying balloonist who tells him of beautiful creatures in the clouds. It is only after Matt meets Kate de Vries, the balloonist’s granddaughter, that he realizes the man’s ravings may have been true. But when pirates board and scuttle the Aurora, Matt and Kate’s search for the truth takes a frightening new turn.

Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature and many other national and international honours, Kenneth Oppel’s tale of airships and adventure is an instant classic of richly imagined fantasy, a novel for readers of all ages.

About the Author

Kenneth Oppel is the author of Skybreaker and Airborn (winner of the Governor General’s Award), as well as the Silverwing Saga (Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewing), which has sold over one million copies worldwide and has won numerous prizes, including the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, as well as many children’s choice awards across the country. His other titles include Peg and the Whale, Dead Water Zone and The Live-Forever Machine. Voted children’s author of the year by Canadian booksellers in 2006, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. You can find him online at kennethoppel.ca and on Twitter at @kennethoppel.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 100
Grade:
8 to 17
Editorial Review

"A funny, engaging adventure story--the kind you read in a day or two (or stay up late to finish)." (The Globe and Mail)

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