The Twenty One Balloons

Today I am telling about the story The Twenty One Balloons. It’s about a lad named William Waterman Sherman, he made a balloon and rode in across the seas and landed on a island. It was a very strange island that had many special inventions. It was a place that we would call paradise. There were very neat bays that you could swim in and were warm. What they wore was striped suits with diamonds on them and were very fine indeed. 


I would recommend this book for 5th-6th graders. It was also the winner of  the Newbery medal in 1948.


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    Lori Moore said,

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! It is one of my favorites of all time!!!!!!!

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    Heather D. said,

    McKenzie, you did a great job on your review. I can’t wait until your next one.


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    Sharon Harris said,

    Thanks for reviewing this book, McKenzie. I’m working on putting together a library for CJ and Kinnadi when they get older and am interested in books that you think will still be good reads a few years from now. CJ has already enjoyed Charlotte’s Web and The Mouse and the Motorcycle and we are now reading Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer. Have you read any of the Clemency Pogue books?

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