Friday, June 6, 2014

Author Profile - Kenneth Oppel

We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting acclaimed Canadian author Kenneth Oppel at STS during Marti McKay week in the new school year. Summer is the perfect time to read some of his fabulous books.

You can read more about our special guest here....about where he grew up in Canada, what he wanted to be when he was young, what made him decide to pursue a writing career, and how Roald Dahl read some of his earliest work. And learn more by reading his FAQ here - including a list of his favourite books!

Grade 5 and 6 students will really enjoy the Airborn series: 

Matt Cruse is the 15-year-old cabin boy aboard the Aurora, the 900-foot luxury airship he has called home for the past two years. While crossing the Pacificus, Matt fearlessly rescues the unconscious pilot of a crippled hot air balloon. Before he dies, the balloonist tells him about the fantastic, impossible creatures he has seen flying through the clouds. Matt dismisses the story as the ravings of a dying man, but when Kate de Vries arrives on the Aurora a year later, determined to prove the story is true, Matt finds himself caught up in her quest. Then one night, over the middle of the ocean, deadly air pirates board the Aurora. Far from any hope of rescue, Kate and Matt are flung into adventures beyond all imagining. . .

Book Trailer for Airborn

You can watch more of his book trailers here on his Youtube Channel!

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