Dieses Buch hätte einfach nicht als Kinderbuch geschrieben werden sollen. International Board on Books for Young People. The pirate ship's propellers slice open the Aurora's skin. The ship itself weight more than 2 million pounds, but with hydrium, the worlds lightest gas, the ship itself weighted less than air. In the creature's defense, it was confused—Bruce had been handling dead fish and, as such, reeked of the cloud kitty's primary food source. The ornithopter came in the first time, but a gust of wind blew it off course, so it dived and made a turn.
The sighting of a ship at 20,000 feet draws the captains attention and regardless of safety he sets off in pursuit. The strange creatures are also fascinating when they show up. The plot was intense and full of action. The crew then brought out plates to the passengers. The first was just a few seconds earlier by Matt. The journey and discovery of the airship Hyperion is exciting.
The ship lowered the docking trapeese. After tending to Bruce's wounds in the infirmary, Matt brings a sleeping elixir to the cook so that it can be added to the pirates' soup. She still has some growing up to do but her love of science and exploration reignites those feelings in myself. Chapter 1: Ship's Eyes, page 1 Matt cruise was on crows nest duty tonight. He then set off to return to Bruce. His opinion of his Captain was top notch and the authour did both show and tell with his character development.
This time around we find them in Paris where Matt is attending the Airship Academy, but it isn't going as well as he had hoped. Airborn was critically acclaimed, winning multiple accolades including a Governor General's Award for children's literature. I loved the voice performances and the sound effects. Kate is also a very difficult character to like. One year later, Matt leaves his home in Lionsgate City to accompany the Aurora on its voyage to Sydney, Australia.
Kate is voiced by a different actress than in Airborn, so it took me a while to warm up to her, but after a while I felt she embodied Kate well. I think this book maybe even better than Airborn. After the food Szpirglas came back and talked with them some more, and Kate really played up her father. Has an 1800's or maybe Edwardian feel. If you want to know what they get up to exactly you'll have to read the book. I really don't care for first person books, because it gets really old after a while. While on lookout duty, he spots a damaged balloon carrying an unconscious old man.
The pirates then left, but both ships were already sailing into a storm. See you in a couple of days. And sometimes it felt like the book was going on forever before we moved to a different part of the story. Matt then raced to the exterior of the ship. Instead, airships of the day use a fuel called hydrium and resemble hot air balloons more closely than they do airplanes of today. A little bit of piracy and some stormy weather adds some spice to the story. The side characters were as wonderful as the main duo.
The passengers are saved when Matt steers the Aurora back on course. 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. Chapter 10: Shipshape, page 152 When Matt and Kate returned from the jungle, Miss simpkins and the captain were talking. She like the thought of being trapped on an island, and related the whole experience to a book. My only reason for giving 4. They all are held back and struggling against different things teens will related to: Matt, being poor and having lost his father, wants to advance in a society that is increasingly emphasizing academy education over experience.
The two of them then watched the Aurora dock at the Eiffel tower. It's not coming out on full cast audio until the middle of October so I may just have to read in good-old, hand-held paper form! Moving on to the third book immediately! For some reason I found it reminded me of Mortal Engines probably the airships. After all, Bruce doesn't even really want to serve on airships, but he has to give it a shot if he wants to keep his access to daddy's money. Kate had acted like she had all the power, until Matt said that he was going to leave without her. Oppel has created a new cast of supporting characters for Skybreaker and they are just as detailed and intriguing as the cast of Airborn first book in the series. Matt fights Szpirglas and eventually has him fall to his death. In the process they discover an untapped source of the precious hydrium gas that they need to refill the Aurora's damaged gas cells, but also that they have crash-landed on the same island where the pirates live in their secret home-base.
Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a luxury passenger airship. If you are interested in anything with action, suspense, some romance, and some fantasy type things then this series is great for you. Summary Airborn by Kenneth Oppel The crew of the Aurora work hard to patch up the holes in the Aurora while the others try to make the passengers feel more comfortable and at the same time, convincing them that all will be fine. And why in the world did he want to go to the air academy, when it would just get him to beginning sail master, a position the captain had already promised him if there was an opening And in the end whatshisname died, and there was an opening So it really didn't add up there. I nearly forgot I had read the first book which I could very well get in trouble for, seeing how many people love this series. He was always more concerned with the flying than the routes.
Riveted while driving through whirling snow on a Chicago interstate is a little dangerous, but I survived. No bad language, a couple chaste kisses. It was a long process, but they got it done. They appeal to a wide audience. It's a great adventure book with a bit of a mystery.