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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
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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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Beehive Young Adult Book Award (Utah), 2006.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Children's Literature, 2004.
  • OLA Best Bets, 2004.
  • Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia), Fiction category, 2007.
  • Red Maple Fiction Award (Ontario), 2005.
  • Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta), 2006.
  • Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award for YA-Middle Reader, 2005.
  • Thumbs Up! Award (Michigan), 2005.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 2009.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2005
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
Awards note
  • A Junior Library Guild selection.
  • Lone Star Reading list, 2006-2007.
  • Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2005.
  • YALSA top ten, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
126439
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
760
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
PZ7.O614
LC item number
Ai 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
Reading level
5.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Airborn adventures
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Airborn, Kenneth Oppel
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/2003015642.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm53231167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780060531805
Lccn
2003015642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
some illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53231167
  • (Sirsi) a823224
Label
Airborn, Kenneth Oppel
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/2003015642.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm53231167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780060531805
Lccn
2003015642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
some illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53231167
  • (Sirsi) a823224

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