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Author Topic: Kenneth Oppel's Airborn -- anyone read it?  (Read 2553 times)
CuriousGoods
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« on: March 01, 2007, 04:20:26 am »

I picked it up for a song at the local used bookstore.

I'm wondering if anyone's read it, and their thoughts.  To me it looks interesting.  Very cool Web site: http://www.airborn.ca/
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 04:40:56 am »

looks like a fun read.
Let us know what you think of it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 08:49:12 pm »

Airborn and its sequel Skybreaker occupy very nice places on my bookshelves.

I really enjoyed the stories and it was just a nice clean adventure where there is a hero and a heroine. The coming of age part of the story works well. I love the setting of Airships and weird creatures! It also is not so deep that it was a slog to read through, it was just good relaxing read.

I am in fact getting my 10 year old to read it and was responsible for getting it into the library at the children's school.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 11:21:06 am »

Honestly, this is one of my all-time favorite children's books. Airships, pirates, strange creatures - what more could any child (or, well, anyone) want. This is the book I recommended the most when I worked at a children's bookshop - for boys, and for kids who didn't want to read, especially. Skybreaker was also quite good, even more pulpy than its predecessor. I'd highly recommend both.
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CuriousGoods
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 07:04:05 pm »

Started reading it last night.  So far it thoroughly enjoyable.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 10:58:40 pm »

I'm glad you're enjoying it. My parents and I both read it, and I think my little sister did too. It's a book for the whole family, as sad and cliche as that is.
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