Around the World in 80 Days: With Student Activities [NOOK Book]

Overview

This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.
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Around the World in 80 Days: With Student Activities

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Overview

This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780848111441
  • Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 7 years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jules Verne
Jules Verne was born in 1828 in France and was the eldest of five children. As a child he developed a great interest in travel and exploration, which showed in his writing. After completing his studies Jules traveled to Paris to study law. When his father learned he was writing instead, he withdrew his financial support and Jules had to support himself as a stockbroker. His true talent was in telling stories of extravagant voyages and adventures. He married Honorine de Viane Morel in 1857 and she continued to encourage his writing. Jules met an important French publisher, Pierre Jules Hetzel who helped improve Jules’ writing and published his stories. In 1887 Jules entered politics for the next fifteen years. His books were written before the invention of airplanes, submarines, guided missiles or satellites, and he took his readers all over the world. He died in 1905 with diabetes. In 1989 Jules’ grandson found a novel written in 1863 called Paris in the 20th Century. It was published in 1994.
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    1. Date of Birth:
      February 8, 1828
    2. Place of Birth:
      Nantes, France
    1. Date of Death:
      March 24, 1905
    2. Place of Death:
      Amiens, France
    1. Education:
      Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

Read an Excerpt

Phileas Fogg did not talk much. He lived in a house on one of the best streets of London. But where did he come from? He had so much money that he did not have to work. But how did he make his money? All that people could tell was that Phileas Fogg did the same things at the same times every day. One morning, Fogg fired his servant for not bringing the newspaper at the right time. That same day another man came asking for the job. He had come from France a long time before. “My name is Jean,” he said. “But people have called me Passepartout. I am good at finding my way out of trouble. I have had too much trouble! I want to live in a place where there are no surprises. I never want to be called Passepartout again!” Fogg did not hear him. He was looking at his watch. “Passepartout, what time do you have?” Passepartout took his watch from his pocket and read the time. “My watch is never off,” he said. Fogg put on his hat. “You have the job. Here is a list. It shows what I will be doing at each time every day. It shows what you must do and when.” Fogg looked at his watch again. “Now is the time I walk to the Reform Club.”
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