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Publisher's Summary

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal.

©1947 William Pene du Bois (P)2018 Listening Library

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  • Greenleaf
  • 19-01-21

Better than I thought it would be

This book was very engaging. I thought it might be boring and that my children wouldn't like it. That was certainly not the case. It kept us entertained on our 4 hour car ride home and had us guessing to the end of how things would turn out.

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  • Derek Lawrence
  • 24-08-20

21 stars for 21 balloons!

I was read this story in elementary school years ago. Now, decades later, I have enjoyed the audible version just as much if not more.

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  • Kim Robison
  • 01-07-20

An Uplifting Read

Teacher seeks an escape from school and discovers a land of plenty, all thanks to Twenty-One Balloons.

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  • Martha S.
  • 17-04-20

Greatest book of all times

This was an awesome book
You should read it to your kids a great one to listen to
There’s nothing I disliked about this book
And the narrator is amazing

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  • SuperstarMcFancypants
  • 08-09-19

a wonderful production of a fantastic book that wa

narration is amazing, and the voices given to each character are distinctive and wonderful. The narration is very talented and worth listening to, and I hope this narrator has many more books that I can enjoy

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  • Rumbani Ndhlovu
  • 03-09-18

this book should be a movie... period. best seller

this book should be a movie... period. best seller vibes.... has the makings of a classic