THE TWENTY ONE BALLOONS by William Pene duBois
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THE TWENTY ONE BALLOONS

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Reported in the Spring of 1947 as follows:- The fanciful adventures of Professor Sherman, who wanted to retire for a year's vacation in a balloon. He broke the 8-day round the world record; he landed in a volcanic heaving island of the Pacific; he saw solid diamond mines, the incredible islanders and their incredible way of life, and with the help of a volcanic eruption, he 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, flimsy fun. Mr. duBois has done his own beguiling pictures.

Publisher: Viking