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Handsome new editions celebrate the 10th anniversary of the award-winning aerial adventure that started it all.

Winner of the Governor General's Award, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and recipient of many other national and international honours, Airborn fired the imaginations of readers around the world when it was first published in 2004 and its popularity has never waned. Airborn was followed by the acclaimed sequels Skybreaker, winner of the Red Maple Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, and Starclimber, a Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year Award Honour Book. These stunning new editions with cover illustrations by Jim Tierney mark a new decade of soaring adventures for this trio of contemporary classics.

Hardcover, 322 pages
ISBN-10: 0002005379
ISBN-13: 9780002005371
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  • 13iamgroot
    13iamgrootFriday, October 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm33 starsFeatured
    I had to read this book for school, and it started out a little boring, so I thought I wasn't going to like it very much. It still is not one of my favorite books, but the plot is really nice. Matt, the main character, lives on the airship where he works, which is called the Aurora. Matt feels most comfortable when he is in the air, and he never wants to leave, but we all know that there has to be something that goes wrong! He has a dream of flying the Aurora one day, but when Kate comes into the picture she becomes a distraction to Matt and his responsibilities. She shows him a diary that connects to an event in Matt's past that has been haunting his dreams for 2 years. Many obstacles come in the way of Matt's dream, as well as Kate's dream that conflicts strongly with Matt's. Through pirates, storms, snakes, cloud cats, airships, bones, hydrium, mangoes, and first kisses, Matt and Kate are there for each other through the newest discovery of their time. This book turned out to be very exciting if you can get through the first couple chapters. The author writes very descriptively and paints wonderful pictures in your mind, and I would recommend this to middle school readers who like realistic fiction with a little twist of fantasy. Kenneth Oppel was also very clever when he picked the title for his book, can you find what the double meaning is?
    • rayray1999
      rayray1999Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm
      Airborn is an amazing book. At first I thought it would be a boring book that would take too long to read, but I fell in love with all the characters and the basic plot line of the whole book in general.
      • eris
        erisTuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm55 stars
        When I saw this book on top of the shelf of my schools library, for some reason it looked familiar from another book, but i I didnt know what. So I got anyway, and I got attached to it on the first page. I felt bad when Molloy died. But I also loved the ending when the cloud cats ate Szpirglas up. Ha haaa.... but I didnt read the whole book yet so I could do better on this report. :)
        • bradlyWednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
          am i the only one who has read this awsome book
          • bradlyTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:20 am
            best book ever its very interesting and exiting