I have long loved this adventurous fantasy story. It is a Newbery Medal Winner about Professor William Waterman Sherman who retires from teaching and plans to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon. Unexpectedly, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible inventions. The publisher…
Still in Harlingen, we tried taking a hike which led to a silly mosquito swatting run back to the car and some fun learning about javelina.