“The Twenty-One Balloons”


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“The Twenty-One Balloons” by Pène du Bois

Professor William Waterman Sherman has had enough of people, civilization, teaching, and routine. He sets off in a hot air balloon, intending to travel high above the world across the Pacific Ocean in peace and quiet seclusion, but his travels lead him in a very different direction. Despite all of his careful planning, nothing could have prepared him for his adventure on the island of Krakatoa or the people living there. Who are they? How did they come to live on this mysterious island? What is this fascinating society they have invented, which incorporates the style of many exciting cultures and new inventions the likes of which no one has seen before? And perhaps most important, why is this extraordinary island rumbling? In his need to escape from civilization, Professor Sherman discovers that humanity still has a lot to teach him, if he can survive the island and live to tell his tale!

The Twenty-One Balloons      SAMPLE PAGES – LESSON 1

The Independent scholar presents a christian based study guide for the book “The Twenty-One Balloons” by Pène du Bois. This Study includes:

  • Reading comprehension questions
  • Spelling/Vocabulary words
  • Bible verses relevant to the story
  • Many projects to choose from, including science, art, history, cooking, writing and more!

Each Independent Scholar study guide incorporates cultural and historical facts that are relevant to the book being studied. This study guide focuses on:

  • Discerning what is true and what is not
  • Planning / preparation skills
  • Working together / teamwork
  • Our attitude when things don’t go our way
  • Further studies include:
    • Hot air ballooning
    • Volcanoes
    • Geography / mapping
    • World cultures (food, fashion, and architecture)

This study guide is great for both individual and group use! It uses an easy lesson format that can be modified to fit all scheduling needs.

Curriculum Details:

  • 8.5″ x 11″ Glossy covered work book
  • Grade level:  5th – 8th Grade
  • Teaching duration: 2-3 months
  • Number of lessons: 11
  • Study Guide is 57 pages
  • Answer Guide is 68 pages
  • Answer Guide: Free download with purchase of student work book.

The Twenty-One Balloons – Unit TEST Sample page

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