Airborn by Kenneth
Oppel (U.S. Cover shown) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED reading!
Click on Scramble and then piece the cover back together...then go read the book.
excerpt from Paige Turner's Bookhooks review of Airborn
In the opening chapters of the novel, Matt sees a rogue hot air balloon from his domed crow's nest atop the Aurora. Matt reports the sighting, then -- showing no fear of heights -- he helps to get the balloon onboard in an attempt to save its ailing captain. When the old rescued explorer wakens, he asks Matt if he had seen beautiful creatures hovering in the sky. Matt is intrigued, but he is convinced to treat the old man's claims as hallucinations brought on by his dire illness.
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