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Du Bois, William Pène, 1916- The twenty-one balloons. Originally published: New York: Viking Press, 1947. Just before publication of The Twenty-One Balloons, my publishers noted a strong resemblance between my book and a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald entitled The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. I read this story immediately and discovered to my horror that it was not only quite similar as to general plot, but was also altogether a collection of very similar ideas.
The Twenty-One Balloons is a novel by William Pène du Bois, published in 1947 by the Viking Press and awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1948. The story is about a retired schoolteacher whose ill-fated. The story is about a retired schoolteacher whose ill-fated balloon trip leads him to discover an island full of great wealth and fantastic inventions. The events and ideas are based both on scientific fact and imagination, and the descriptions are accompanied by illustrations by du Bois.
William Pène du Bois (1916–1993) was an American writer and illustrator who is best remembered for his books for .
William Pène du Bois (1916–1993) was an American writer and illustrator who is best remembered for his books for young readers. He won the 1948 Newbery Medal for The Twenty-One Balloons and received two Caldecott Honors for his illustrations for Bear Party and Lion.
Good thing I borrowed William Pène du Bois The Twenty-One Balloons from a friend, and judging from its . William Pene du Bois' book is categorized as a young adult book, though it can easily become a beloved story for all ages
Good thing I borrowed William Pène du Bois The Twenty-One Balloons from a friend, and judging from its whimsical opening line, it absolutely fits what I want to read at the moment: "There are two kinds of travel. The usual way is to take the fastest imaginable conveyance along the shortest road. William Pene du Bois' book is categorized as a young adult book, though it can easily become a beloved story for all ages. Though this book was originally written in the 1940s, it is a timeless classic. Winner of the Newbery Medal, this story can truly be read over and over again and still maintain the excitement. I found this story completely engaging from the beginning.
William Pene du Bois’ The Twenty-One Balloons relates the peculiar tale of Professor William Waterman Sherman. All he wants is a leisurely circumnavigation of the globe, via hot-air balloon. He sets out from San Francisco – only to show up forty days later in the Atlantic, surrounded by the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons. The world is shocked. America awaits his testimony with bated breath. Библиографические данные. The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics) Puffin Modern Classics.
As an interesting aside, Pène du Bois places Krakatoa and the Sunda Strait in the Pacific Ocean, whereas it is in fact is an arm of the Indian Ocean. Perhaps because of this, there are many other incorrect references to Krakatoa being in the Pacific Ocean, notably the movie "Krakatoa, East of Java", while Krakatoa is actually west of Java.
William Sherman "Billy" Pène du Bois (May 9, 1916 – February 5, 1993) was an American writer and illustrator of books for young readers. He is best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by Viking Press, for which he won the 1948 Newbery Medal. As illustrator he was twice a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal. The Twenty-One Balloons is the work by Pène du Bois that WorldCat reports most widely held in participating libraries, by a wide margin