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The twenty-one balloons  Cover Image Book Book

The twenty-one balloons / written and illustrated by William Pène du Bois.


Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780833509154
  • ISBN: 0833509152
  • ISBN: 9780142403303
  • Physical Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Puffin Books, 1986.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1947.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.8 6 91.
Awards Note:
Newbery Medal winner, 1948
Subject: Balloons > Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels > Juvenile fiction.
Krakatoa (Indonesia) > Eruption, 1883 > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie J DUB 1986 (Text) 0002201928757 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J DUB 1986 (Text) 0002206299956 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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