by William P. Du Bois | Grades: 5-8 | Lexile 1070 | Reading Level 6.8
Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.
Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal
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