Airborn Kenneth Oppel

Airborn

Author: Kenneth Oppel
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Book Title
Airborn
Author
Kenneth Oppel
ISBN
9780060531829
Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way back to Lionsgate City. Like riding a cloud. . . .Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kenneth OppelPublisher: HarperCollinsPublished: 05/24/2005ISBN: 9780060531829Pages: 544Weight: 0.61lbsSize: 6.76h x 5.00w x 1.26dAward: Green Mountain Book Award - NomineeReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/20/2005 pg. 79Kliatt 07/01/2005 pg. 30Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 77198 / AirbornReading Level: 5.1 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 15

Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way back to Lionsgate City. Like riding a cloud. . . .

Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.

In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 05/24/2005
ISBN: 9780060531829
Pages: 544
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 6.76h x 5.00w x 1.26d
Award: Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/20/2005 pg. 79
Kliatt 07/01/2005 pg. 30

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 77198 / Airborn
Reading Level: 5.1 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 15

Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way back to Lionsgate City. Like riding a cloud. . . .

Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.

In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 05/24/2005
ISBN: 9780060531829
Pages: 544
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 6.76h x 5.00w x 1.26d
Award: Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/20/2005 pg. 79
Kliatt 07/01/2005 pg. 30

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 77198 / Airborn
Reading Level: 5.1 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 15