|Plot Summary of The 21 Balloons|
|"21 Balloons is the story of Professor William Sherman's travels. In 1883, he set off from San Francisco for a balloon ride over the Pacific and was found a month later floating with 21 balloons in the Atlantic Ocean. This seemed an astounding feat and everyone wanted to know what had happened.
Professor Sherman was loyal, however, and said he would tell his tale first to the Western American Explorers Club in San Francisco, of which he was a member. This built up suspense for several chapters before he began to tell of the wonders of his adventures and the amazing island of Krakatoa, an island which had just been blown up by a volcano.
The residents of Krakatoa are all millionaires who live under a "gourmet government" of their own devising. We get to see all the incredible adventures that creative people with unlimited resources would create according to the author.
Bridgette Redman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The 21 Balloons|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 7-10
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- stranded on island
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Pacific Islands
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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