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. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review. ‘The whole book is action-packed, involving clashes with air pirates and daring escapes from perilous.

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I found that Matt the main character and narrator was annoying, obnoxious and thought he kennteh better then everyone kennetj. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Kate tells Matt that she is Benjamin Malloy’s granddaughter and shows him detailed drawings of flying panther -like creatures from Malloy’s journal. In a swashbuckling adventure 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.

Granted, in the end her actions do pay off, but that’s just luck.

I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent. International Board on Books for Young People. The story itself is pure Verne: The strange creatures are also fascinating when they show up. Apr 12, rye rated it really liked it Shelves: The dynamics of their relationship always leave me wanting more. Matt is nice but a bit bland. Printz Winners and Honor Books”.


Kate is a fast talking, intelligent young woman, who might be a little bit too head strong at times occasionally risking not only her safety but that of Matt as well without thinking of the consequences.

Without Matt and his ingenuity, the whole ship would have died. His partner kennet swashbuckling and scientific discovery both is Kate de Vries, who is wealthy, determined, and not exactly good at planning out the consequences of her actions.

His gang of pirates plunder the ship kenneyh all valuables and kill the chief wireless officer. It is this purpose which brings Matt Cruse directly into her sights.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

Never doubting in the truth of her grandfather’s stories. Matt Cruse 3 books. Oct 24, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: But there are cool flying animals, airships, silly kennrth chefs, sea-adventures, pirates, lost islands, smart feisty girls, daring kind-hearted boys, and adventure! Kate begins crying in the forest, blaming herself for putting everyone else in danger.

Airborn (novel) – Wikipedia

While I agree some parts could have been made to sound more authentic in terms of setting and characters the book overall was very fulfilling. Matt’s innate knowledge of the flight system allows them to temporarily take control and steer the ship away from the island.

Finally decided to review this book, akrborn I think it is really underrated, and more people should read it! Kate’s plans to begin her zoology studies at a university. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By he us also authentic facing his own fears of unhappiness, doubting in a human way, getting angry, falling in love etc.


What’s the Name o The novel ends with them holding hands. Young Matt Cruse works aboard the elegant passenger knneth Aurorawhere his late father also worked. And sometimes it felt like the book was going on forever before we moved to a different part of the story.

I finally picked up the book and read the last few chapters because I could not listen to her any longer but the story was all so exciting I needed to know how Matt would fix Kate’s dumbness.

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel

Don’t bother yet, though. Has an ‘s or maybe Edwardian feel. Matt was poor but plucky, hard-working, and ambitious. It’s hard to believe that this came out over a decade aifborn I remember the first time I saw it on the new release shelf at Barnes and Noble and wondered if it oppe any good like it was just yesterdaybut it’s survived the test of time and each time I reread it I find myself drawn back into its world all over again.

They use Kate’s harem pants as a balloon to lift themselves to ground level as Szpirglas’ crew sets out to silence the passengers of the Aurora.

Jun 30, Skip rated it really liked it Shelves: At yet I had never listened to a single book.