Share this classic adventure story and its characters' adventures on trains, boats, and wild animals with a new generation with Read-Aloud Classics: Around the World in 80 Days. Meet Phileas Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, as they attempt to travel the world around the world in just 80 days via train, boat, and even elephant! This age-appropriate introduction presents the original novel in a way that children will understand and enjoy, and provides a faithful retelling that children will recall when they are older and ready for the original text. The modern world is bursting at the seams with technological games and distracting screens for kids to occupy themselves with. The Read-Aloud Classics series is the perfect thing to shows them that you can go on incredible adventures without a controller and experience wonderful stories without a touch screen. Best of all, you will create memories as you read the stories together.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the “Father of Science Fiction.”
Rosemary Woods is an award-winning illustrator and artist who lives in London, UK. She has illustrated book covers, poetry books, and children's books for many leading publishers, and she is a popular contributor to many British and American magazines.
Charles Nurnberg has been a publisher for 45 years. He has worked with many acclaimed authors and helped to create many wonderful books, including Puff the Magic Dragon, Over the Rainbow, and The Night Before Christmas. He's the co-author of Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole, Around the World in Eighty Days, Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and others.