“It is a very good book and it is good for people who like adventure”Filippo's advised books wrote this review Wednesday, November 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best book i have ever read”///////Adam\\\\\\\ wrote this review Thursday, October 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well-written steampunk adventure with a fearless cast of characters. Chronicles the heroic adventures of Matt Cruse, a cabin boy aboard the airship Aurora, as he encounters dangers at sea, air pirates, mysterious flying creatures, and the indomitable Miss Kate de Vries. Plenty of action, suspense, intrigue, swashbuckling combat and a budding romance.”Renee B wrote this review Saturday, October 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Air Born by Kenneth Oppel- 368 pages
What parts of the plot did I find the most significant and why? I really enjoyed the whole story, but If I have to pick out the most significant part; it would have to be when the Aurora was about to take off from the Pirate's Island. Spirglass the leader of the Pirate was under control of everybody aboard the Aurora Air Ship. One of the Aurora's cabin boys, Matt Cruse, was with Kate De Vries, and they sneaked on to the Aurora and eventually killed off all the pirates, including Spirglass. Matt Cruse, Bruce Lunardi, and Kate De Vries started to fly the ship back to Australia. Flying the Aurora had been Matt Cruse's life long dream, so he loved every second of it.
What did the author of this text do that helped me enjoy the story? I absolutely loved how the author wrote the book. He did a really good job at describing all the main characters what they are like. I really enjoyed how he described how the young Matt Cruse felt about certain things. He described how much Matt Cruse loved the Aurora and just felt great with her. All the crew members would always say to Matt Cruse, "Lighter than air, that's our Mr. Cruse!". Matt Cruse had absolutely no fear of heights. The author definitely did a phenomenal job of writing this book.
If I could change the ending, how would I change it? I would end the book this way: Matt Cruse would end up getting to become the Captain of the Aurora and get to fly the ship and Kate De Vries would end up getting to fly on the Aurora with Matt Cruse. Also, I would have wanted Bruce Lunardi to live and be able to find his talent and be able to have a job that he wants and enjoys. I also would have wanted Chef Vlad to come back to the island and set up a Tropical Restaurant for any visitors from Airships. Also, I would want part of the island to be made a sanctuary for the Cloud Cats, which are these cat/bird animals that Kate De Vries and Matt Cruse discovered as an new species. ”
“it was a very nice holiday book ”Bridget P wrote this review Wednesday, October 5, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Airborne is a fun adventure book with lots of determination. In this story the setting is in a blimp or dirigible with lots of problem solving. They have to explore the world in a variety of ways. The author is Kenneth Oppel. People who like adventure books would love to read this book.I think the people that want to read this book are people who want like adventure.”KEI wrote this review Sunday, December 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“very good book. Guns, fights, crashes, and trickery”Keegan S. wrote this review Monday, October 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Airborn by Kenneth Opal was a mediocre book. It was not the best book I've ever read, or the most interesting but I still liked it. It had a little bit of everything from science to romance to action-packed to magical. Airborn was one of the most creative books I've read in part because it was completely original. I've read alot of books about wizards and dragons and spies but before I read Airborn, I had never really read a book in a setting almost identical to the early 20th Century. It's refreshing to have that new something, that spark of originality that this book has. I enjoyed this book and think it would be a great book for 5th to 7th grade students. Maybe if I had read it at a younger age, it would have seemed a little more intriguing to me, but it was good all the same.”Maris Thomson wrote this review Thursday, September 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
““This book is about a boy named Matt Cruise who was born on this air ship. His father worked on the ship, but he was killed when his lines were frayed so he fell into the water, and his body was never found. One day when Matt was in the crow nest when he saw a hot air balloon. He had to jump onto the ship to get the man. When the man was on the air ship Matt went to visit him. The man asked Matt if he say the "creatures" when Matt say how much the "creatures" meant to him Matt lied and said yes. Then the man talked about his granddaughter. The man died the next day.
Three years later a girl comes on board. She says that she is the balloonists’ granddaughter. She is on the ship so she can see the "creatures" that her grandfather told her about. When they are about half way to their destination, in the middle of a storm their boat gets boarded by pirates. The pirates took what they wanted, and then they went to leave, but the propellers slashed the skin of the airship, so the airship started to fall. They happen to land on an unknown island that is the same measurements that the girl’s grandfather said he saw the "creatures" at. On the island the girl and Matt are exploring when they find something, that means they are not safe on the island anymore...