©1975 William Pene du Bois; (P)2008 Penguin
It is in my top 10. I was surprised on how well the story was structured. There is plenty of funny parts and at the same time there is a deep meaning in every single part. It is like a working machine with all parts functioning well and with a special purpose.
Any Jules Verne Book because of its adventure style. Besides the other book that I read about balloons was written by Verne (Travel around the world in 80 days)
Good for kids, plenty of fantasy and at the same time brilliant description of how machines work within the book.
This is one of my favorite books since I was assigned to read it in grammar school. I bought it thinking it would be nice to listen to with my niece but ended up introducing it to my husband on a trip this summer. He was skeptical at first and I could see he was intending to sleep instead of listen but after the first chapter he was hooked and listened to it on the way TO and then requested the book on the way BACK!
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