A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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Jules Verne's classic science fiction tale sends Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans through a crater in Iceland and into the earth. As the group explores what is below the outer crust, they encounter many strange and wonderful sights. Their travels from Iceland to Italy uncover a lost world, amazing creatures, and dangerous adventures below us. Join the trek in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
 

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A world-famous classic novel is the basis for this brand-new, dramatically illustrated book. Transformed from Jules Verne's original text into a graphic novel, this, like other " Graphic Classics ... Read full review

Contents

A Mysterious Discovery
Climbing and Descending 16
Mount Sneffels 22
The Real Journey Begins 25
Deeper Into the Earth 31
Our Water Is Gone 39
The Whispering Tunnel 63
A Quick Recovery 69
A Tremendous Storm 83
A New Discovery 90
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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

Eric Scott Fisher is a freelance illustrator living in Morris, Illinois with his wife Sarah and daughter Molly. He devotes his time to illustrating books and magazines for children and young readers.

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