Kenneth Oppel



November 13, 2021

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is a wonderful book full of description and imagery.  It is full of action and, with the way the author describes the scenes, you can see it in your head.  For example, with the way Kenneth Oppel describes Aurora, the airship, you can see the airship in your mind, flying in the sky.  The book is an absolute masterpiece, and I highly recommend reading it.  For starters, I cannot tell you a single moment where I was bored, the book was full of action from start to finish.  The main character is Matt Cruse, a cabin boy on the wealthy Aurora.  His own father had died on a similar airship, and he imagines himself as   light as the airship, lighter than air.  One day on the Aurora, he met a dying balloonist who had hoped to cross the world alone, and the balloonist tells him of these wonderful creatures, who were as light as air, and were always in the sky.  Some time later, when the Aurora went on a trip with passengers, he meets the balloonist’s granddaughter, who boarded the Aurora to see if she could see the mystical creatures.  On the trip, she and Matt become friends, and when their airship gets boarded by pirates, they are wrecked and are forced to land on a mysterious island, on the same coordinates that the balloonist said he had seen those creatures.  Can they manage to see those creatures?          As said before, I highly recommend this book for people of all ages.  It has highly descriptive vocabulary, it is very interesting, and is just an amazing book overall.  This is definitely not a book where you go and read it, and then never touch it again.  Here, with Kenneth Oppel’s masterpiece, you will definitely want to read it again.

The age rating for


is for

10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 year old kids