Tuesday, May 3, 2011

booktalk tuesday

Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Dubois

IndieBound Description: 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-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 of twenty hot-air balloons, naturally, the world is eager to know what happened. How did he end up with so many balloons . . . and in the wrong ocean?

My Thoughts: All I can say is that the main character lands on an island that is run by a "restaurant government" and I love reading about food.

1 comment:

Paul-ny said...

This was one of my favorite books as a kid. When I was working with the amazing paper engineer Andy Baron on our intricate mechanical book "Knick-Knack Paddywhack," I was excited to learn that it had been Andy's as well. There's at least as much invention in it as food, no?