(Pdf Kindle) The Twenty One Balloons


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Though this book originally written in the 1940s it beloved story for all ages Though this book was originally written in the 1940s it 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 The characters are uniue and uirky with something to hide making the story a fun and thrilling read The civilization as well as the island seem to have appeared out of nowhere and the mystery of it all ept me reading to find out the secrets of the island and it s inhabitantsI read this book as A YOUNGER TEEN AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED younger teen and absolutely loved Being so I decided to share it with my fifth grade class last year We were reading nonfiction information about the real island of Krakatoa and this book fit into comparing Retro Book ReviewThe Twenty One BalloonsBy William P ne du Bois I am a creature of habit I order the same thing every time I go to a restaurant I stick to a routine and my favorites are my favorites Many of the books I fell in love with as a child are to this day still my favorites I was once told by a colleague that many of the books I enjoy are crusty I believe a great book never goes out of style it becomes a classic that can stand the test of time Although The Twenty One Balloons is an old classic it is new to me Maybe it was the balloon on the cover that reminded me of my hometown summer festival Maybe it was the giant diamond on the front diamonds are a girl s best friend Whatever it was this book Alchemic kept drawing me in I finally got around to reading it and I m so glad I did My students had just read a piece on deadly volcanos and were very fascinated by the volcano at Krakatau that completely blew away an island and caused tsunamis in distant villages They asked great uestions like What if this happened today or I wonder what it would have been like to live there It was a total coincidence that I happened to pick up The Twenty One Balloons that very week William P ne du Bois paints a picture of what could have happened that fateful year at Krakatau Professor Sherman is attempting to travel around the world in his hydrogen balloon Very early in his trip he runs in to trouble and finds himself washed up on an unknown beach He awakes and is greeted by a man in a very fancy suit which is odd since he seems to be surrounded by beach and jungle He is no sooner swept away to the middle of that jungle where is introduced to a whole village of families living in a self created utopian society We learn that the village is supported by the abundant supplies of diamonds that lie in the caverns below the ground The islanderseep the jungle thick around them so they can live in secrecy and never be discovered by passing ships Everything is perfect The only down side to living on the island is the occasional volcanic rumble but the inhabitants have learned to live with it and go about their daily lives They even have a perfect plan should the big eruption ever come History gives us the facts about the island the big eruption does come Professor Sherman goes on to tell his story but does anyone believe him when all the evidence has been blown away I found myself completely lost in this book I wanted to be on that island My willing suspension of disbelief was present and it felt like it could be real I wanted to talk to Professor Sherman I was so anxious to share the book with my class and discuss the possibilities It s a great classroom read aloud The Twenty One Balloons is now on my list of all time favorites It s a classic that has stood the test of time It will and should be enjoyed by many readers to comeSarah Jones is a fifth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher She lives in Battle Creek Michigan with her husband and two children She is passionate about reading and developing children into lifelong readers Flight of FancyA Book Review of William P ne du Bois s The Twenty One BalloonsAfter busting a literary heavy I noticed that from time to time there s this feeling an emerging need to clear the palate to freshen up and clean the slate for another bout of serious reading In occasions like this I always dig the rich fields of Children s Literature on the look out for some fun and light book where I don t have to think much and just go along to the pull of the story wherever it will take meGood thing I borrowed William P ne 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 momentThere are two We Sell Drugs kinds of travel The usual way is to take the fastest imaginable conveyance along the shortest road The. Of twenty hot air balloons naturally the world is eager tonow what happened How did he end up with so many balloons and in the wrong ocean. The Twenty One BalloonsHalf of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened Our story icks off with the exciting discovery and rescue of a sophisticated professor named William Waterman Sherman who is stranded in the North Atlantic amid the wreckage of twenty one sadly deflated balloons It s the first sighting of I m uite surprised this book was awarded a Newbery It started off with a bit of enjoyable whimsy uickly degenerated into a uagmire of mediocre fantasy and grew steadily into a punishing crescendo of monotony The last several chapters actually hurt a uagmire of mediocre fantasy and grew steadily into a punishing crescendo of monotony The last several chapters actually hurt felt something like reading an uninteresting and predictable list of inventory Imagine slogging through a ship s cargo manifest But not a cool shiplike a pirate s like A FREIGHT LOAD OF SOMETHING UTTERLY freight load of something utterly bananas Page after page of descriptions of the size weight and volume of crates of bananas That s about how exciting this ridiculous story was It s not at all the tale of high adventure it s purported to be Charming I ve seen this book around my whole life because well it s an old Newbery winner It never looked that interesting to me just something I thought I might get around to eventually in my uest to read all the Newberies A couple of months back I found a like new copy at the library sale for a uarter so I thought Hey why notRead it aloud to my ids and we all thoroughly enjoyed it The illustrations were perfect since he goes into a lot of technical details about hot air balloons and various contraptions and the detailed pictures and diagrams helped a great deal The story was fun and different and very appealing Hot air balloons Volcanoes Diamond mines Government by restaurant Old fashioned without being horribly outdated basically One month after graduating from college I started working That was in 1984 I am now in my 4th company and except for my paid vacation leaves and rare sick days I have never been even a single day out of the corporate rate race 27 years of working and trying to earn a livingI now it is still far from the 40 years of being a math teacher in some high school for Professor William Waterman Sherman but once in a while I also feel that I need to do something outrageous Maybe just to break the monotony of my corporate work life Not necessarily riding an air balloon because it is pricey here in the Philippines During the Summer Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Pampanga last time I heard they offer a 30 min ride for P20000 US450 I would not want my savings to go to waste only for 30 mins Professor Sherman had no family so he was able to afford two giant air not hot air balloons constructed to his taste after he retired at the age of 66 He left everything in San Francisco and embarked on the journey of going around the world via his giant air balloon via the Pacific Ocean I wish I could do something like that At some point in our lives burnout comes in and we just want to break free Leave everything behind and do the things that we really enjoy Oh well maybe that s part of the reason why I try to do something that other people say is impossible reading books included in the 1001 list Books bring us to places whose nature sometimes goes beyond our impossible reading books included in the 1001 list Books bring us to places whose nature sometimes goes beyond our In books we also meet people who we never thought existed and now situations that could make us feel fortunate and blessed The Twenty One Balloons won the Newberry Award in 1948 It is a sci fi utopian children s book by William Pene de Bois 1916 2993 an American French illustrator and novelist The writing is simple but its whimsical ingenuity is amazing Some strange ideas look plausible like the Balloon Merry Go Round and I thought I would like to ride on it if the price will not be too prohibitive ha ha The utopian ind of economic setup in Krakatoa is something that is possible too only if there is a diamond mine and families are not greedy enough to be disloyal to the island s other family inhabitants Though the theme of loyalty permeates at least in a couple parts the one I just mentioned and Sherman not obliging to persistent reuest to tell what happened to his voyage prior to his official interview in the explorers association where he is a member of good standing of the story overall it is the dream of doing something totally new eg drastic career shift at the latter part of one s life that I consider my take away from this wonderful book Just a guess on the time I read it It was definitely 5th grade It was definitely the most memorable book I read during adolescence I credit this book as the first book I really truly loved The first book gradually followed by many others that made me realize reading could be fun Sometimes. Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot. It almost feels like it was the first book I completed the first book I held in my memory but as I go back I realize that isn t true There were plenty books before I m sure mainly of the Beverly Cleary type Romona Beezus stories which I now I was amused by but I wasn t DRAWN to them Before the 21 Balloons and the Tripods Trilogy after that I would almost rather be doing anything else besides reading Reading was boring reading was a chore Reading was what you did when you couldn t come up with anything else to do All that started to change in 6th grade when I had to read The White Mountains for class And The 21 Balloons was the hint before that that my feelings about reading would change This is a most delightful story about Professor William Waterman Sherman for a brief time W W Sherman was my alter ego when I began to write myself and his adventures on the island and community of Krakatoa which he discovers after his own hot air balloon crash lands there On Krakatoa there is a small utopia like society of families named by letters of the alphabet who surround themselves in all manner of nifty inventions They live a peaceful idyllic life made possible by the secret of the diamond mines of Krakatoa But alas Krakatoa houses a dormant volcano and you can probably guess that the volcano does not play nice for the entire story This book sits atop the pyramid of all my other favorite books And William Pene Dubois was the recipient of my first and not my last fan letter I adore this book I was not anticipating loving this book as much as I did It reads like a classic is lighthearted and entirely fun Especially with how the pictures really illustrate some of the comical inventions and incidents A real treat that you and your family shouldn t missCleanlinessChildren s Bad WordsMild Obscenities Substitutions 1 Incident stupidName Calling 1 Incident stupid foolReligious Profanities 2 Incidents Good Lord great heavensRomance Related 2 Incidents The word sexes is used to mean gender Bizarre nude arrival on Krakatoa Illustrations 1 Incident a lady with a low revealing dressAttitudesDisobedience 1 Incident A man lies as he doesn t want it Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature known that he teachesConversation Topics 7 Incidents A sickweak man is given brandy People try to entice a man with spirits A man smokes a cigar Krakatoa was like riding on the back of some giant prehistoric animal I remember twenty pops like champagne corks in rapid succession Closer to a sensation of hell than anything we had ever experienced A Negro clown is mentionedParent TakeawayThis story is full of adventure A man sails off in a hot air balloon gets caught in an ocean storm and finds himself marooned on an island peopled with rich inventors While being shown their homes and latest achievements the volcano on the island begins to erupt Sure to engage youngerids tooLike my reviews Then you should follow me Because I have hundreds just like this one With each review I provide a Cleanliness Report mentioning any objectionable content I come across so that parents andor conscientious readers like me can determine beforehand whether they want to read a book or not Content surprises are super annoying especially when you re 100 pages in so here s my attempt to help you avoid that So Follow or Friend me here on GoodReads You ll see my updates as I m reading and now which books I m liking and what I m not finishing and why You ll Also Be Able To Utilize be able to utilize library for looking up titles to see whether the book you re thinking about reading next has any objectionable content or not From swear words to romance To Bad Attitudes In bad attitudes in s books I cover it all My guess is I was ten years old the first time I read this book and I absolutely loved it Fast forward to today and the book still worked for me It s an adventure story can a retired old schoolteacher travel around the world in 40 days on a balloon and survive a huge volcanic eruption a treasure story think bucketfuls of gigantic diamonds and a story of science exploring the Victorian obsession with ballooning as well as other inventions such as electric wiring in both realistic and fantastical ways This is a uick read as it s targeted towards childrenyoung adults Written today it would likely be categorized as middle grade The book uses a frame story it s a story told to an audience who also becomes a character and as such it manages to break the show don t tell rule largely successfully The first uarter of the book dragged a bit for me I ept thinking get to the story already but I think this was mostly because I listened to it as a book on CD William Pene du Bois book is categorized as a young adult. Air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen But when he is found after just three weeks floating in the Atlantic among the wreckage. ,


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