On Sunday, John and I ran down to Harbourfront to hear Kenneth Oppel read from his new book, SKYBREAKER the sequel to AIRBORN. I was smack in the middle of finishing a storyboard so we came right home after, but the break was well worth it.
Mr. Oppel's reading was entertaining and lively, and the questions from the mostly young fans afterwards were intelligent and earnest. Great to see so many kids into reading (something other than Potter)! It seemed that there could be quite a few budding authors in the room.
We enjoyed the first book and look forward to reading the sequel. Highly recommended if you like adventure stories or have a fascination with airships! (Plus it's got pirates).
On the subject of airships: For your bloghopping pleasure, you can check this link: Sean Hayden: ...Must come down ! for a cool illustration by fellow blogger Sean Hayden, inspired by the AIRBORN book.
And this is the link to the official AIRBORN and SKYBREAKER website.