Kenneth oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His most recent books include the nest, a finalist for the td canadian childrens literature award, every hidden thing and, coming up in the fall of 2018, inkling. Its sequel, skybreaker, was a new york times bestseller. Includes illustrations from celebrated artist jon klassen. Kenneth oppels airborn won a printz honor award, and the canadian governor generals prize. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of jules verne and robert louis stevenson, kenneth oppel, author of the bestselling silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by. The novel is set in an alternate history where the airplane has not been invented, and instead, airships are the primary form of air transportation.
Bloom by kenneth oppel meet your next favorite book. Hes determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter migration to hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During the summer holidays, when kenneth oppel was fourteen, oppel began to pen down a humorous narrative about a boy who was addicted to video games. Sailing toward dawn, and i was perched atop the crows nest, being the ships eyes. Everything feels a bit skewed, conveying the experience of being in transition from the familiar to the threateningly unfamiliar. Additionally, the world contains fictional animal species such as flying creatures, which live their entire lives in the sky. Slightly younger kids may enjoy listening in on this one along with. The boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and firstclass passenger will everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life. Pdf airborn book by kenneth oppel free download 544 pages. Nov 15, 2011 kenneth oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers.
His silverwing trilogy has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, and has been adapted as an animated tv series and stage play. It is only after matt meets the balloonists granddaughter that he realizes that the mans ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious. The first edition of the novel was published in 2004, and was written by kenneth oppel. His other books include half brother, this dark endeavor, such wicked intent, the boundless, the nest and every hidden thing. Shade, a young silverwing bat and the runt of his colony, wants to see the sun. Oct 23, 2015 kenneth oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. He now resides in toronto with his wife and children.
I became a fan of kenneth oppel when this dark endeavor. Fiction shade, a young silverwing bat and the runt of his colony, wants to see the sun. Printz honor book and winner of canadas 2004 governor generals award, the new york times bestselling skybreaker, and the internationally bestselling silverwing trilogy. A new york times editors choice and a best book of the year in the globe and mail, publishers weekly, horn book, school library journal and the wall street journal, called a masterpiece globe and mail and now in paperback. His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated tv series and a stage play.
Apr 06, 2017 kenneth oppel s airborn won a printz honor award, and the canadian governor generals prize. Kenneth oppel is one of the most highly regarded authors of middlegrade fiction writing today. Kenneth oppel author kenneth oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. Printz honor book award and the governor generals literary award. It was weird going back and reading the first book in this trilogy after reading the third novel, but it was well worth it. Kenneth oppel airborn series by kenneth oppel overdrive. Airborn was winner of a michael l printz honor book award, and the canadian governor generals award for childrens literature. He also lived in newfoundland and labrador, england, and ireland. Sep 22, 2009 kenneth oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. Airborn by kenneth oppel scholastic books for kids. While crossing the pacificus, he fearlessly rescues the unconscious pilot of a crippled hot air balloon. Everything feels a bit skewed, conveying the experience of being in.
The nest by kenneth oppel, jon klassen, paperback barnes. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his young life. His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated tv series and a. Kenneth oppel born august 31, 1967 is a canadian childrens writer.
That book will probably always be one of my favorites by him, but this books is a really close second. His other works of childrens fiction include the barnes and the brains books and such standalone titles as follow that star 1992 and emmas emu 1995. Oct 06, 2015 the nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory. His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide. Kenneth oppel was born in the year 1967, in the mill town of port alberni located on vancouver island, bc. Kenneth oppel audio books, best sellers, author bio. His most recent novels are the boundless and the nest.
The novel airborn won both a printz honor and the governor generals award. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Its not until inkling goes missing that this family has to face the larger questions of what theyand inklingtruly need. Twice nominated for the hans christian andersen award, he lives in toronto with his wife and three children. Matt cruse is a cabin boy on the aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above. May 11, 2004 kenneth oppel 2,267 followers i was born in 1967 in port alberni, a mill town on vancouver island, british columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in victoria, b. Printz honor book award and the canadian governor generals literary award for childrens literature. We were two nights out of sydney, and thered been no weather to speak of. Oppel began by first penning down science fiction novels and then eventually moved to sorcery and sword tales. In this story, set in an alternative world where airplanes were never developed and airships still rule the skies, kenneth oppel has created an amazing world, full of adventure and wonder. However, despite the fact that opel was born in port alberni, he spent a bigger part of his childhood days in victoria, bc, and halifax, nova scotia. In order to survive, will must join a traveling circus, enlisting the. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible. Silverwing by kenneth oppel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Oct 11, 2016 every hidden thing ebook written by kenneth oppel. In 2004, ken won the governor generals literary award for childrens literature with his novel airborn. In 1985, oppel wrote his first book colins fantastic video adventure, while at st. When ben tomlins mother brings home his new baby brother, an eightdayold chimpanzee, ben is far from thrilled. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 03, 2016 kenneth oppel s airborn won a printz honor award, and the canadian governor generals prize.
Skybreaker airborn is a 2004 young adult novel by kenneth oppel. His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated tv series and stage play. The story of a boy who longs for adventureand finds it. Kenneth oppel is the governor generals awardwinning author of the airborn series and the silverwing saga, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Some of his bestknown titles are inkling,the nest, airborn, a 2005 printz honor book, and silverwing. His silverwing series about the adventures of migrating bats captivated a generation of readers and earned him the canadian library association book of the year for children award in both 1998 and 2000. Celebrated author kenneth oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. A native of canada, kenneth oppel lives with his wife and children in toronto. Kenneth oppel has a way of writing that draws you in and keeping you hooked.
Kenneth oppels first novel was published when he was eighteen years old. Silverwing by kenneth oppel abebooks shop for books. His awardwinning silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide, and been adapted as an animated tv series and stage play. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 544 pages and is available in paperback format. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of jules verne and robert louis stevenson, kenneth oppel, author of the bestselling 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. Kenneth oppel is the author of many books, including airborn, a michael l. Oppel deftly conveys the fear and dislocation that can overwhelm a family. Kenneth oppel bucher in alphabetischer reihenfolge. Free download or read online airborn pdf epub book. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, i couldnt see a mouth moving, but i. I dont get a lot of time to read but i read when i can. Oppel was born in port alberni, and spent his childhood in victoria, british columbia and halifax, nova scotia.
Kenneth oppel has 52 books on goodreads with 2573 ratings. Printz honor book award and the governor generals literary. His father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family and moved them halfway across the country, to victoria, b. Inkling is funny and fizzy and exciting, and brimming with the kind of interesting ideas and dilemmas that kids will love to wrestle with. A canadian writer whose work, skybreaker, was named the times childrens novel of 2005, he is also known for his silverwing saga. Born on vancouver island, kenneth oppel has lived in nova scotia and newfoundland, as well as england and ireland. Oppels erstes kinderbuch colins fantastic video adventure wurde am 30. Kenneth oppel author biography, plus links to books by.
Silverwing by kenneth oppel scholastic books for kids. Kenneth oppel is one of canadas leading authors for young adults. Since then, he was won extraordinary acclaim for his imaginative works, including the silverwing trilogy and the airborn series. At around twelve i decided i wanted to be a writer this came after deciding i wanted to be a scientist, and then an architect. Books author public speaking events resources contact back teacher study guides media bright ideas faqs books author public speaking events resources teacher study guides media. Kenneth oppel has given us a small masterpiece of middlegrade fiction.1417 456 1345 1248 347 309 777 433 197 219 916 619 1156 351 1423 912 606 404 108 1002 498 987 608 1089 1133 837 415 561 689 1385 507 118 255 1246 832