THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS by William Pene du Bois


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Fanciful adventures of Professor Sherman, who wanted to retire for a year's vacation in a balloon. He broke the 80 Days Round the World record; he landed in a volcanic, heaving island of the Pacific; he saw the solid diamond mines, the incredible islanders and their incredible way of life and with the help of a volcanic eruption, managed the rest of the trip and came home to San Francisco's Explorers' Club to recount his adventures. His Odyssey is a blend of Gulliver and the Oz books- straight adventure fantasy, flimey fun. Mr. duBois has done his own pictures.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1947
ISBN: 0140320970
Publisher: Viking