Matt is a cabin boy aboard the airship Aurora. When he saves a dying balloonists life and meets the balloonists strange granddaughter his life is forever changed. Matt Cruise's family live on land except for his dad who falls to the water and meets an unexpected death. Matt Cruise is trying to get the position of junior sail maker like his father was before he died.
Kenneth Oppel wrote a great book that is full of action. Airborn is unlike any book I have ever read.