His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide. It is only after matt meets the balloonists granddaughter that he realizes that the mans ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious. Airborns action is underscored by matts memories of his dead father, which add thoughtfulness and depth to the book. Kenneth oppel airborn for philippa, sophia, and nate contents 1 ships eyes 2 up ship.
The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 544 pages and is available in paperback format. Printz honor book award and the governor generals literary award. Pdf airborn book by kenneth oppel free download 544 pages. Airborn by kenneth oppel book trailer by aiden t youtube.
The boundless and skybreaker share similar tone and themes in one a gigantic airship, in the other an incredibly long train with large cars. Kenneth oppel is one of the most highly regarded authors of middlegrade fiction writing today. Sep 09, 2015 he died and met god, and he wasnt ready. Airborn by kenneth oppel, 9780060531829, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. At around twelve i decided i wanted to be a writer this came after deciding i wanted to be a scientist, and then an architect. They then returned to the rear control car where they found. Kenneth oppels airborn series reading guide teachervision. Airborne by kenneth oppel is an adventure that takes place in paris in the late 1930s when airships dominated the skies. Some of his bestknown titles are inkling,the nest, airborn, a 2005 printz honor book, and silverwing. The novel is set in an alternate history where the airplane has not been invented, and instead, airships are the primary form of air transportation. His books include the silverwing series, which has sold over a million copies. While crossing the pacificus, he fearlessly rescues the unconscious pilot of a crippled hot air balloon.
Kenneth oppel reads the opening of multihis awardwinning novel airborn. Kenneth oppel, best known for writing about bats, seems to be channelling the spirit of jules verne in airborn, a wildly imaginative new fantasy book. This study guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of airborn. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of jules verne and robert louis stevenson, kenneth oppel, author of the bestselling silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by. Airborn is the story of two ambitious kids just trying their darndest to achieve their dreams. Buy airborn unabridged edition by oppel, kenneth isbn. The first edition of the novel was published in 2004, and was written by kenneth oppel. Printz honor book and winner of canadas governor generals literary award, and skybreaker, a new york times bestseller. They try to escape at night but are caught and thrown into a pit.
Kenneth oppel 2,268 followers i was born in 1967 in port alberni, a mill town on vancouver island, british columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in victoria, b. Fifteenyearold matt works as cabin boy on the aurora, a twomillionpound airship kept aloft by gas cells filled with hydrium, the lightest gas in the world. If you are interested in making a booking, please email him at. Celebrated author kenneth oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. In the world of ken oppel s airborn, a gas called hydrium makes airships a main means of transportation.
Kenneth oppel s airborn series are probably the best young adult books ive read. But the idea of crashlanding on the sea, water filling us, made my stomach churn. The author did however used good sensory details to describe things and make me feel like i was actually looking at the item. Airborn wurde unter anderem mit dem ruth and sylvia schwartz childrens book award 2005, dem. This book is very suspenseful and the action is nonstop. Airborn by kenneth oppel summary by kevin wang on prezi. Includes illustrations from celebrated artist jon klassen. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest. Airborn is a 2004 young adult novel by kenneth oppel.
Kate has more money than she knows what to do with, but wants desperately to beat the old boys club. His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated tv series and a stage play. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The author, kenneth oppel, wrote this book to inspire people not to be. Airborn 2005 read online free book by kenneth oppel in epub.
In this story, set in an alternative world where airplanes were never developed and airships still rule the skies, kenneth oppel has created an amazing world, full of adventure and wonder. During the book, the captain seems like a father figure to all the crew, even in times of tragedy. He is also the author of darkwing, the critically acclaimed prequel to the bestselling silverwing series. Add in class issues and an adventurous young lady with scientific aspirations and it more than fills 500 pages.
Airborn by kenneth oppel synopsis matt cruse is the cabin boy of the aurora, the 900foot luxury airship he has called home for the past two years. It was weird going back and reading the first book in this trilogy after reading the third novel, but it was well worth it. Airborn kenneth oppel page 10 read online free books. Kenneth oppel wrote his first novel at age fourteen and hasnt looked back. Kenneth oppel lives with his wife and children in toronto, canada. Kenneth oppel lives in toronto with his wife and their three children.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading airborn. The book airborn is a very good book about how a boy works very hard on an airship to support his family who are in a lot of crises, due to the fact that the father had died on the same airship. Kate and matt then went along the sides of the ship unhooking the mooring lines, where they saw the cloud cat again. Entrancing, exciting adventure with airships, pirates, and mysterious flying mammals takes place on an earth with the same geography as ours but different technology. I like how the book shows that how the boy does not lose hope and feels all is lost when he does not get the promotion which he had worked on for so. What i loved about oppels writing is the fact that i could see the entire tale clearly in my head. Kate quickly crawled out from under a cabinent, and freed matt. They feature great characters in exciting adventures in a really clever steampunk setting and as soon as i read them they became instant classics and ive put them on the shelf ive reserved for my very favorite books right alongside hornblower, harry potter, his dark materials, and the lord of the rings. From luxury airships to the desperate battle against villainous pirates to getting caught in a raging typhoon, i felt like i was watching the story visually unfold and it was breathtaking. May 11, 2004 kenneth oppel 2,268 followers i was born in 1967 in port alberni, a mill town on vancouver island, british columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in victoria, b. So, since then ive been looking for readalikes, and one of the first i selected was airborn by kenneth oppel.
This work of fiction portrays what the world might have been like had the aircraft as we know it not been invented. Matt comes from nothing, but believes that with a ton of hard work he can someday become the captain of a luxurious airship like his precious aurora. Book ken to speak at your schools, libraries and conferences. Kenneth oppel is the governor generals awardwinning author of airborn and the silverwing series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. She hid because a pirate walked past the kitchen going to the bathroom. We were two nights out of sydney, and thered been no weather to speak of so far. In this thrilling continuation of shades saga, kenneth oppel recaptures the adventure and poignancy of silverwing, which smithsonian magazine called a tourdeforce fantasy, and takes it to a new level of excitement. When we are introduced to matt the cabin boy, he is rescuing an old man from his failing hot air balloon in a daring leap 800 feet over the ocean. Free download or read online airborn pdf epub book. Airborn 2005 read online free book by kenneth oppel in.
Apr 15, 2004 buy airborn unabridged edition by oppel, kenneth isbn. There was nothing left to say, and we all headed in our different directions, keeping our fears bottled up inside us. Kenneth oppel has 52 books on goodreads with 2573 ratings. Airborn by kenneth oppel is a story of possibilities. Buy airborn unabridged edition by kenneth oppel isbn. Airborne disease, any disease that is caused by pathogens that can be transmitted through the air. It was a good story but i wish the author would have shortened it a tiny bit. The book had two sides one i liked the other i was bored by. Kenneth oppels airborn series are probably the best young adult books ive read. The only reason that matt has a job on the aurora is because matts dad died working as a sailmaker on the airship. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Instead, airships of the day use a fuel called hydrium and resemble hot air balloons more closely than they do airplanes of today. The perfect mix of loyalty, adventure, danger and just a little romance, makes airborn an excellent read for young adventurers. The adventure, the embrace of science, the intense writing and journey the protagonist goes through. You may recall how much i loved the book airman by eoin colfer back in may. Additionally, the world contains fictional animal species such as flying creatures, which live their entire lives in the sky. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of jules verne and robert louis stevenson, kenneth oppel, author of the bestselling 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. In this thrilling continuation of shades saga, kenneth oppel recaptures the adventure and poignancy of silverwing, which smithsonian magazine called, a tourdeforce fantasy, and takes it to a new level of excitement. All in all i think that airborn by kenneth oppel is a great book. Kenneth oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers.1432 1390 1096 1272 1291 231 1049 1451 82 1319 128 992 172 1208 877 1445 138 577 566 813 853 128 895 1002 306 1441 829 571 141 78 458 111 360