Airborn: Matt Cruse Series, Book 1

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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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9780060531829
9780061968327
9780060531812
9780060531805
9781934180495
9781602524927
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5.1, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
760L
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Grouping Title airborn
Grouping Author oppel kenneth
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-19 23:18:15PM
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series Airborn adventures
series_with_volume Airborn adventures|1
subject_facet Airships, Airships -- Fiction, Animals, Mythical, Children's audiobooks, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, American, Imaginary creatures -- Fiction, Michael L. Printz honor book -- 2005, Pirates, Pirates -- Fiction
title_display Airborn
title_full Airborn / Kenneth Oppel, Airborn Matt Cruse Series, Book 1, Airborn [playaway] / Kenneth Oppel
title_short Airborn
title_sub Matt Cruse Series, Book 1
topic_facet Airships, Animals, Mythical, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, American, Historical Fiction, Imaginary creatures, Michael L. Printz honor book, Pirates, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction