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Airborn

by Kenneth Oppel

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list price: $10.99
published: Aug 2008
pages: 432
ISBN:9781554682812
publisher: HarperCollins
Description

Enter a past in which airplanes have never been invented, giant airships rule the skies and the glittering skyscrapers of Lionsgate City, Canada’s greatest metropolis, rise near the Pacificus Ocean. When Matt Cruse, cabin boy on the luxury airship Aurora, fearlessly performs a dramatic rescue to save an old man from his damaged hot air balloon, he doesn’t know what events he’s setting in motion. Will he and the balloonist’s fiery granddaughter, Kate de Vries, be able to solve the mystery of impossible flying creatures seen among the clouds? And will they figure it out before pirates and shipwreck end their voyage forever?
    Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature and many other national and international honours, Kenneth Oppel’s tale of aerial adventure has fired the imaginations of readers around the world. An instant classic!

About the Author

Kenneth Oppel

KENNETH OPPEL is one of the most highly regarded authors of middle-grade fiction writing today. In addition to the Bloom trilogy, some of his best-known titles are Inkling, a New York Times notable book and a New York Public Library best book of the year; The Nest, which was named a New York Times editors’ choice and best book of the year by the CLA, the Globe and Mail, Publishers Weekly, the Wall Street Journal and Booklist, among others; Airborn, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and a Printz Honor Book; and the million-copy-selling Silverwing trilogy. Born on Vancouver Island, Oppel has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, as well as England and Ireland. He now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Find him online at www.kennethoppel.ca and @KennethOppel.

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