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Around the World in Eighty Days Paperback – Jun 20 2000
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up?To most modern kids, classics may be great, worthy, even exciting stories, but they were written in and for their own times and the context can sometimes be obscure. Using the visually irresistible printing techniques popularized by the "Eyewitness" series, these two books, when prominently displayed, will probably attract more impulse readers than some of the dustier editions. But do they accomplish their stated aim? Direct textual illustration is plentiful, lively, and useful. The reproductions of prints, photographs, and maps that pepper each page and are intended to enhance readers' grasp of the times, however, are a mixed success. There is a sameness to them and an arbitrary feel to their use. Pirate buffs will find Treasure Island's variety of ship drawings, details of sailing minutiae, and photographs of pieces of eight or guns and swords quite satisfying. Verne's work is less enhanced by its graphics. This episodic travelogue would be best served by lots of clear maps with the route well marked. But the few maps shown are so small that the legends are unreadable and country and city names are blurred. Limitations aside, the initial appeal of this fresh approach may serve to attract some new readers to these enduring stories that have managed without any help for this long.?Sally Margolis, formerly at Deerfield Public Library, IL
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From Kirkus Reviews
Around The World In Eighty Days ($23.99; $15.99 paper; May 1996; 296 pp.; 0- 670-86917-1; paper 0-670-86793-4): An entry in The Whole Story series, this is an annotated edition of the 1873 classic, printed on coated stock and enhanced by both atmospheric new paintings and hundreds of postage-stampsized 19th-century photos and prints. The explanatory captions (credited to Jean-Pierre Verdet only on the copyright page) accompanying the latter are largely superfluous, although they do add random snippets of historical background to the journey. It's the views of old ships and trains, of costumed natives, and distant ports of call--from Port Said to San Francisco--that evoke the tale's panorama of the exotic, just as the many lurid Verne trading cards and other spinoffs capture the plot's melodramatic highlights. A good way to put both book and story in context for young armchair travelers. (Fiction. 11-15) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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Their travels take them through England, Paris, the Suez Canal, Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, America, and Ireland. In India they rescue a princess who stays on with them throughout the rest of their journey and a love interest grows between her and Fogg. There is also another subplot involving a bank robbery in England where 55 thousand pounds have been stolen, and Fogg is considered to be the main suspect. A detective Fix is assigned to follow Fogg and to arrest him once he sets foot on English territory.
This book seems to be split into two parts. During the first part of the book when things are going smoothly the servant Passepartout seems to be the main character. At each port Fogg stays in his cabin and just focuses on the next leg of the trip while Passepartout ventures out and gives you a description of the land. It would seem a shame to travel all around the world and not pause to take in any of the sights as Fogg does. I found most of these early chapters pretty mundane and uneventful.
The subplot with Fix at times becomes annoying, and it isn't until they are all working towards the same goal, that this line of the story improves.Read more ›
Although there were a lot of boring scenes, the part where Mr. Fogg rescued Aouda and when Passepartout got lost because of Mr. Fix, these episodes were enough to keep the story moving.
I like that Jules Verne didn't make the book very linear. His way of storytelling does not leave its reader in the dark. Everything has an explanation for what is happening. For me, I believe the ending was the best part in this book. I was almost disappointed because I thought their journey failed but the author just tricked us a little. And although Mr. Fogg did not gain financially with the wager, it was more than material possession that he has gained. And that is a lovely lady whom he shared an exciting adventure.
This book is well-recommended.
The classic Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, is a story about a wealthy man by the name of Phileas Fogg who bet s half his fortune that he could tour the world in 80 days (it's 1872!). With his servant, Passepartout, Fogg embarks on a journey against time and an adventure he'll never forget, to accomplish some thing never done before.
The characters are very interesting. I liked Passepartout because he kept messing up and doing things wrong. I dislike Fix because he seemed like trying to stall Fogg. The theme is that "Hard work leads to great achievements." What liked most was when Passepartout gets in trouble with three Hindu priests while in India. I didn't really like it when they were in Japan, though. I was satisfied with the ending because Fogg gets a big surprise in the end.
The book can keep you interested for a while. It tells you all you need to know. The vocabulary is difficult though because some of it's French. I dislike how some of it is French. I think the age should be ages 10 and up for some mild language. I recommend this book for people who like adventure. I give this book **** for being a little slow in some areas.
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Around the World in 80 Days continues to be an entertaining read even as world travel has become so common place. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Sarah Sammis
I discovered why this book is a classic. The characters are fascinating, the situation is absurd, and craft is supernal. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by Kendal B. Hunter
This is my first Jules Verne book, and I must say that I'm disappointed. This is a "classic"? Everything is viewed from afar. Read morePublished on June 29 2003 by Electric Squid
From the introduction of the hero, Phileas Fogg, to the lovely ending, I consider this book one of my favorites. Read morePublished on March 14 2002 by Francis Kenna
The book stars out by describing Mr.Fogg. Then Passepartout takes the place as his servent because the other had broughten his shaving water too cold. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2001 by Talitha- Mrs.Dentremont- 8th grade
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