Oppel, Kenneth. Skybreaker.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

OPPEL, Kenneth. Skybreaker. HarperCollins, Eos. 384p. illus, c2005.0-06-053227-0. $16.99. (Lib. bdg: 0-06-053228-9. $17.89.) JS *

In this sequel to Airborn, a winner of Canada's Governor General's Award and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 16-year-old Matt Cruse is now a student at the Airship Academy, studying to become an airship captain. In the exciting opening chapter, Matt helps navigate a zeppelin-like airship through a fierce typhoon and spots a legendary airship, the Hyperion, rumored to hold treasure as well as a rare collection of taxidermy. He and his girlfriend Kate de Vries, along with a mysterious gypsy girl who holds a key to the Hyperion, and a dashing young airship captain, head off together to the skies of...

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