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Du Bois, William Pène

New York : Viking Press, 1986.
IL 3-6 .
ISBN  0140320790

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Math teacher from San Francisco wants to take a year off in a balloon. Ends up cruising over Krakatoa prior to it's erupting and falls on a curl of 20 families with stable routine of playing and inventing gourmet international feasts.

Booktalk #2

Have you ever seen a hot-air balloon? Have you wondered what it was like to fly in one? Well, this is the completely made up story of one man's journey around the world in a hot-air balloon. If you like thinking of what the future could be like, or ways in which the world could be different, then this is just the kind of fantastic science fiction book that you will like! It all starts when a teacher takes a year off from teaching to go travel in a hot air balloon. But his balloon is popped by a seagull on only the seventh day of his travels and he finds himself marooned on an island. Or is he? (Esther Moberg,, librarian)

SUBJECTS:     Hot air balloons -- Fiction
                        Voyages and travels--Fiction.
                        Krakatoa (Indonesia)--Eruption, 1883.


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