Download The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics) by William Pène du Bois PDF

By William Pène du Bois

Professor William Waterman Sherman simply desires to be on my own. So he comes to a decision to take a 12 months off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which nobody has ever noticeable. but if he's came upon after simply 3 weeks floating within the Atlantic one of the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons, clearly, the realm is raring to understand what occurred. How did he prove with such a lot of balloons . . . and within the mistaken ocean?

Show description

Read Online or Download The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics) PDF

Best juvenile fiction books

The Fox Hunt (The Saddle Club, Book 22)

Tallyho!

The Saddle membership is in for a few actual pleasure whilst Stevie's boyfriend, Phil, invitations them, besides a number of different childrens from their Pony membership, to take part in a real fox hunt. Stevie, Lisa, and Carole can't watch for the development to begin--especially once they discover that no damage will come to the fox! yet first, to offer all people an opportunity to benefit the ropes, there's a ridicule hunt at Pine hole Stables. because the so much devious of the bunch, Stevie is selected to play the fox. but at the day of the quest, she'll realize she isn't the one one who's devious. .. whilst her prank-playing brothers get entangled within the chase!

Binny for Short

A young, candy, and hilarious novel approximately starting to be up with a loving kinfolk and a wonderfully rambunctious puppy, from an writer who "has set the normal of brilliance" (Horn Book).

whilst she used to be 8, Binny's lifestyles used to be ideal: She had her father's exceptional tales and Max, the easiest puppy ever. yet after her father's surprising demise, funds is tight, and Aunty Violet makes a decision to offer Max away—he is too substantial for his or her cramped new lifestyles. Binny is familiar with she can't get her dad again, yet she by no means stops lacking Max, or looking for him. Then, whilst she's 11, every little thing alterations again.

Aunty Violet has died, and left Binny and her kin an outdated condominium in a beach city. Binny is confronted with a brand new weigh down, a brand new frenemy, and. .. a ghost? it sort of feels Aunty Violet would possibly not have thoroughly departed. It's strange being haunted by way of her aunt, yet there's additionally the heat of a hectic and loving mom, a musical older sister, and a hilarious little brother, who's busy along with his experiments. And his wetsuit. And his chickens.

You'll have fun with discovering Binny and her captivating, heartwarming kinfolk during this begin to a brand new sequence from the inimitable Hilary McKay.

Say Cheese and Die! (Goosebumps, Book 4)

Observe the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of many bestselling children's e-book sequence of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

Greg thinks there's something improper with the previous digital camera he came across. The images retain turning out . . . different.

When Greg takes an image of his father's brand-new automobile, it's wrecked within the picture. after which his dad crashes the car.

It's just like the digicam can inform the future—or worse. might be it makes the future!

It's one other fan-favorite prequel to R. L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND sequence. Now with a consultant to haunted machines and different all-new bonus fabric!

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales

This never-before-published choice of fourteen humorous and artistic stories through acclaimed writer Sir Terry Pratchett encompasses a memorable forged of inept wizards, brilliant heroes, and strangely adventuresome tortoises.

Including multiple hundred black-and-white illustrations, the appealingly designed e-book celebrates Pratchett's inimitable wordplay and irreverent method of the conventions of storytelling.

These obtainable and mischievous stories are a terrific advent for younger readers to this loved writer. proven enthusiasts of Pratchett's paintings will savour the playful presentation of the subjects and concepts that tell his best-selling novels.

Additional info for The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)

Example text

Yes. A harsh man. It can’t be… Greyfalcon…! Our thieves show up in the very same place Greyfalcon does? Here, of all places? When was he here? And why? Was he hurt? A while ago. Three moons at least. And not hurt. He wanted to see the pigeons. Sir Drake! Y-You’re up late, tumbler. You Caught me red-handed! Just sneaking a bite from the kitchens. It’s hungry work, ours is. And of course there’s that filthy monkey to feed. Ungh... Sir Drake…? You don’t look well. I-I think it’s something I ate. Or maybe… Sir Drake…?

We don’t need any more bouts of conscience interfering with your duties to the throne. Until you can prove that you’re worthy of wearing that uniform, you’ll be confined to the palace. Now be back about your business… All alone, Drake…? Sorry, Majesty? I asked if you were all alone. None of my other Dragons with you this evening? No, sire. They rode out with Master Greyfalcon on some sort of errand. Hm. Did they now? Know what it was about? No, sire. I’m not… trusted… with that kind of information.

Though, try as I might, I haven’t been able to discover where Greyfalcon has it hidden. As you might expect, it’s difficult for me to move around without calling attention to myself. And possibly damaging to me and to the crown. But you… You’re on guard all night. And with Greyfalcon and the other Dragons gone, you could search high and low without risking notice. If the letter still exists, as you suspect, sire, it will be in your hands before sunrise. I’d like to get started right away. It’s… It’s personal.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.07 of 5 – based on 25 votes