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published: Sep 2007
ISBN:9780002008884
publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Airborn

by Kenneth Oppel

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ISBN:9780002008884
publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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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 numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, and The Boundless. Born on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at KennethOppel.ca.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
10 to 14
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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