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  • Hodder Children's Books


Kenneth Oppel

6 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Another thrilling adventure story set high in the sky - at altitudes never before explored. Complete with feisty hero and heroine drawn together from different social backgrounds, lost treasure, high-speed chases and much more ...

Matt Cruse has been accepted at the Airship Academy, his days as cabin boy over for the moment. He has difficulty settling down to life on land, but is helped by the fact that Kate is in Paris too.

During a training flight aboard the freighter Flotsam, Matt helps save the ship when it is caught in a deadly storm over the Indian Ocean, and thrust to dangerously high altitudes. There, Matt spies a frozen airship, drifting aimlessly at 20,000 feet - it's the legendary ghost ship Hyperion. Rumoured to be carrying great wealth, the Hyperion left harbour fifty years ago, but never reached her destination. No wreckage was ever found ... until now, as Kate and Matt embark on the most dangerous of treasure hunts ...

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Praise for Skybreaker

  • Fasten your seatbelt for some terrific reading ... this is the kind of adventure children love best. - The Times

  • Rip-roaring - Daily Mail

  • Airborn: 'A terrific, rollicking adventure ... filled with irresistible optimism and zest' - The Times

  • This is gripping stuff. - The Bookseller

  • a tightly plotted, fast-paced adventure with engaging and humorous characters - TES

  • Silverwing trilogy: 'cracking stories, brimming with adventure, redolent of great mythical sagas of the past, alive with invention, thoughtful - at times profound and probing - and never faltering when it comes to thrills and page-turning power.' - Carousel

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Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel wrote his first novel at the age of 15, and enterprisingly sent it to his favourite writer, Roald Dahl. Publication soon followed, and since then he has written more than twenty for which he has won many prizes in his native Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto with his wife and children.

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