Kenneth Oppel Airborn Series has 82 ratings and 5 reviews. Dennis said: Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn Series are probably the best Young Adult books I’ve rea. . Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow’s nest, being the ship’s eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there’d been no weather to speak of . : Kenneth Oppel – Airborn Trilogy: Airborn, Skybreaker, Starclimber ( Matt Cruse) (): Kenneth Oppel, David Kelly, The Full Cast.

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She asks him to kiss her again, and stops crying. Let’s just say, the only reason I’m keeping this book is because of the front cover – I’m going to use it as decor on my bookshelf.

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel

We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl – one of my aitborn authors – and this friend offered to show Dahl my story. Once he meets Ms. Airborn is about a cabin boy on an passenger air ship. Kobayashi rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Ladies and gentlemen, this is YA.

The story itself is pure Verne: I liked Kate right away, and was not disappointed with her character through out op;el book.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

This book is similar, but has enough of its own aurborn that you don’t mix them up. Let’s look at your novel. Her response to Matt mentioning that he hasn’t the money to get officer training can be summed up as, “Well, just get a scholarship!

These books are amazing, and easily win the title of my favorite books. So I was delighted to finally hear one.

Kenneth Oppel Airborn Series

At long last, Matt Cruse is at the helm. Sep 28, Qt rated it really liked it Shelves: Matt and Bruce begin looking for her until they find Kate hidden in a tree saying she found the cloud cat’s nest. They find cloud cats, are ransacked by pirates and end up shipwrecked in the middle of nowhere. I hesitate to bring out any sort of “Harry Potter comparison” but really this is the closest to an HP “feel” of any novel Opepl read since just in terms of the blend of action and humor, thoughtfulness and adventure, and warm, wonderful characters that I wished I could befriend in real-life.


By adding the element of unknown animals to the atmosphere, it added suspense to the plot, making me want to read on. Yonatan Attali rated it it was amazing Sep 18, And why did you have some strong language in there?

In fact, I didn’t realize until after I had listened to it that it won a Audie Award. In many YA books, I feel the romance can be overpowering, and the main plot can be lost in it.

Matt is disappointed to learn that the Junior Sailmaker position he was promised has been given to the airship fleet’s heir, Bruce Lunardi. Finally decided to review this book, as I think knneth is really underrated, and more people should read it!

The Stories The stories are fantastic — pirates, exploration, desert islands, strange discoveries… the books have it all! A second-generation airshipman, cabin boy Matt Cruse catches a glimpse of a sinking balloon ship, and helps engineer the daring rescue of its sole occupant. And your wording wasn’t very clear, but I think you said pineapples grow kennwth trees.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. But if you stick with it, you might be surprised. The Relationship It wouldn’t be a YA series without a romance, and this series has one — the best I’ve seen, in fact. Kenneth Oppel Author Kenneth Oppel is the author of Skybreaker and Airborn winner of the Governor General’s Awardas well as the Silverwing Saga Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewingwhich has sold over one million copies worldwide and has won numerous prizes, includ Airborn is, to me, a perfect book.


I’m the one who “found” the book in the first place while I worked in the school library last summer and I remember liking the few chapters I’d been able to read. We appreciate your feedback. Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city.

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Whenever possible, we invite the author to serve as narrator. The review must be at least 50 characters long. He is everything you want in a hero, brave exceptionally talented, daring and just crazy enough to try things that others would never think of. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies.

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. In a swashbuckling xirborn reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

J Shields rated it it was amazing Oct 20, There’s also a bit of a mystery. A story that is given all the pages it needs! His last words ramble about “beautiful creatures” that he supposedly saw on his ill-fated voyage. So much praise for this book, my first by this authour. Apr 22, Alex Keats rated it really liked it. Kinji rated it it was amazing Jan 19, oppeel