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Twenty-One Balloons (The) Study Guide


The Twenty-One Balloons

by William Pene du Bois

Professor Sherman sets out in a hot air balloon in search of peace and quiet. What he finds is high-adventure: erupting volcanoes, amazing inventions, and hair-breadth escapes!

Barbara's Notes: What a fun story! An amusing, refreshingly different fantasy. (Grades 5, 6, 7)

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Book Summary 180 pages
Book Category Adventure, Fantasy
Theme Science and imagination
Setting USA, Krakatoa
Novel Study Highlights 5 units
Spelling-Vocabulary Difficult
Critical Thinking Medium
Biblical Focus God’s power; folly of idleness
Related Studies World geography, governments, natural disasters, inventors, travel