His silverwing trilogy has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, and has been adapted as an animated tv series and stage play. Steve just wants to save his baby brotherbut what will he lose in the bargain. Kenneth oppels airborn won a printz honor award, and the canadian governor generals prize. Kenneth oppel is one of the most highly regarded authors of middlegrade fiction writing today. The perfect book right now for young readers searching for hope, strength, inspiration and just a little horticultural havoc. Born on vancouver island, he has lived in nova scotia, newfoundland, england, ireland, and now lives in toronto with.
With each book of oppels that i read, i become more and more impressed with his skill, talent and range of creativity. This skill makes him an outcast, but also possibly the hero of his dying colony as he guides them to a new home. Read an excerpt and see the cover for kenneth oppels new. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. Bens father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project. However, despite the fact that opel was born in port alberni, he spent a bigger part of his childhood days in victoria, bc, and halifax, nova scotia. Includes illustrations from celebrated artist jon klassen. The series is about three teens who live on salt spring and must deal with a toxic plant evasion. Additionally, the world contains fictional animal species such.
The nest is a creepy tale of childhood fears and nightmares by kenneth oppel and illustrated by jon klassen. Oppels such wicked intent imagination and sense of adventure never disappoint, and. Emma baird, age 14 in this book the author perfectly combines fantasy, romance and history to create a plot which i believe will appeal to many readers. A canadian writer whose work, skybreaker, was named the times childrens novel of 2005, he is also known for his silverwing saga. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Kenneth oppel has 52 books on goodreads with 2573 ratings.
To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to cbc radiocanadas online. The story of a boy who longs for adventureand finds it. The whirlwind of a wedding, college visits, prom, and the last few months of senior year provides an excellent backdrop for this final book about lara jean. Kenneth oppel is currently considered a single author. Kenneth oppel this dark endeavor new books every day. Movie rights in this dark endeavour have been bought by the producers of twilight. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards.
Kenneth oppel goodreads author, david frankland illustrator 4. Kenneth oppel is the governor generals awardwinning author of the airborn series and the silverwing saga, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Discover some of its eerie secrets here if youre brave enough. The characters ping from event to event with emotions always at the forefront. In 1985, oppel wrote his first book colins fantastic video adventure, while at st. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Kenneth oppels new middlegrade novel, the nest, also explores this alarming terrain, but he has artfully flipped the role of the changeling. Book ken to speak at your schools, libraries and conferences. Oppel was born in port alberni, and spent his childhood in victoria, british columbia and halifax, nova scotia. Immediately download the kenneth oppel summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for. Celebrated author kenneth oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. Its sequel, skybreaker, was a new york times bestseller. His other works of childrens fiction include the barnes and the brains books and such standalone titles as follow that star 1992 and emmas emu 1995.
Han further develops her cast, pushing them to new maturity and leaving few stones unturned. Meettheauthor recording with kenneth oppel about airborn. Oppel deftly conveys the fear and dislocation that can overwhelm a family. Some of his bestknown titles are inkling,the nest, airborn, a 2005 printz honor book, and silverwing. His most recent novels are the boundless and the nest. Maurice sendaks picture book outside over there captures the horror with a rich gorgeousness, where the replacement baby is made of ice, and glows milky and terrifying and odd on the page. It focuses on two brothers one is very big and strong and the other is weak and nerdy. Kenneth oppel born august 31, 1967 is a canadian childrens writer. The nest by kenneth oppel and jon klassen in pictures. Airborn is a 2004 young adult novel by kenneth oppel. The nest is a fantasy chapter book about a boy named steve and his daily anxieties, his sick baby brother, and his strange dreams involving the wasps nest outside his home. Everything feels a bit skewed, conveying the experience of being in.
Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations. He also lived in newfoundland and labrador, england, and ireland. Dead water zone by kenneth oppel is a science fiction story that takes place called watertown. His father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family and moved them halfway across the country, to victoria, b. Kenneth oppel airborn series by kenneth oppel overdrive. When ben tomlins mother brings home his new baby brother, an eightdayold chimpanzee, ben is far from thrilled. Just about perfect for all dinosaur and romance lovers.
Presenting darkwing, the story of dusk, a chiropter arboreal glider, that learns how to not only glide but fly. Twice nominated for the hans christian andersen award, he lives in toronto with his wife and three children. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. He and his twin brother konrad and their beautiful cousin elizabeth take lessons at home and spend their spare time fencing and horseback riding. In this historical steampunk folktale, young william everett is traveling across canada on. Kenneth oppel was born in the year 1967, in the mill town of port alberni located on vancouver island, bc.1119 850 287 356 1172 1396 1080 149 495 1213 159 660 863 1276 683 720 243 919 85 62 590 977 1223 1185 1276 456 113 246 975 502 428 479 1033 998 1000 1201 294