The Resource Airborn, Kenneth Oppel

Airborn, Kenneth Oppel

Label
Airborn
Title
Airborn
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Oppel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way back to Lionsgate City. Like riding a cloud - Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oppel, Kenneth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.O614
LC item number
Ai 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Airships
  • Pirates
  • Animals, Mythical
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Airborn, Kenneth Oppel
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Ship's Eyes -- Up Ship! -- Kate -- Hot Chocolate for Two -- Log of the Endurance -- Szpirglas -- Sinking -- Island -- Bones -- Shipshape -- One That Fell -- Shipwrecked -- Hydrium -- Nest -- Cloud Cat -- Rescue -- Pit -- Ship Taken -- Airborne -- Airborn -- Anchor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780060531805
Lccn
20030156 42
Other physical details
some ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)53231167
Label
Airborn, Kenneth Oppel
Publication
Contents
Ship's Eyes -- Up Ship! -- Kate -- Hot Chocolate for Two -- Log of the Endurance -- Szpirglas -- Sinking -- Island -- Bones -- Shipshape -- One That Fell -- Shipwrecked -- Hydrium -- Nest -- Cloud Cat -- Rescue -- Pit -- Ship Taken -- Airborne -- Airborn -- Anchor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780060531805
Lccn
20030156 42
Other physical details
some ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)53231167

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