Around the World in 80 Days (2 CDs)

Around the World in 80 Days (2 CDs)

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The journey of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days has stirred imaginations for more than a century. Through Fogg's travels-- and Alfredo Alcala's picturesque paintings--readers can experience the wonder of a world not yet homogenized by technology.

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The journey of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days has stirred imaginations for more than a century. Through Fogg's travels-- and Alfredo Alcala's picturesque paintings--readers can experience the wonder of a world not yet homogenized by technology.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
This large format, hardcover version of the classic tale is quite reasonably priced. The story is shortened and the language updated somewhat, without losing the original flavor. The illustrations are serviceable but not outstanding - I had trouble identifying which figure was meant to be Philneas Fogg. Also, opportunity was lost to provide a little geography with the tale. This is a story that begs to be illustrated with maps.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
It's back in a new format with colorful appeal to children. Unabridged and annotated with lively explanations of history, geography, architecture, science, etc. and beautifully illustrated with maps, photos, and paintings, the story grabs the imagination. What a delightful way to study the social customs of the 19th century and be introduced to a classic.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpTo 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
Kirkus Reviews
Around The World In Eighty Days ( 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626340332
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Classic Fiction Series
Edition description:
2 CDs
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 4.87(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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Around the World in 80 Days 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book 'Around the World in 80 Days' because it was exciting and it always had cliffhangers and hooks at the end of the chapters which made me want to read on. I recomend this book to evreyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that around the world in eighty days was a fantastic book. It was very exciting, it kept you at the edge of your seat and you could not bear to put it down without knowing what will happen next. Around the World in Eighty Days is definetly one of the most be loved classics in my story collection and it should be the same on youres.
Georgia Siposs More than 1 year ago
Wonderful edition, with fabulous vocabulary words. I'd recemend it for advanced nine year olds or 12-15 year olds. I repeat: Wonderful vocabulary!
Allie Fuller More than 1 year ago
Its a very fun story!love it!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Im NINE and i think it was great.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
Classic Jules Verne! This book is my favorite of his, at least so far. It's got everything in it - suspense, action, romance, travel, humor. Just read it. It's fantastic!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Draw a circle that the earth!!#
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book in the beginning was ok but hrn got better
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crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Avery, age 9 This is a classic story written by Jules Verne, who has written over sixty books. He is one of the greatest science fiction writers ever. This book is a great adventure. Phileas Fogg, a really rich Englishman, decides to make a bet with some of the wealthy men from his club that he can travel in a hot air balloon around the world in 80 days. Fogg and his valet go on so many crazy adventures that are plain nonsense that you just can’t stop reading. From storms, crazy people, and weird animals, they come across a lot of stuff. "Am tailing bank robber, one Phileas Fogg. Send arrest warrant immediately to Bombay, British India." There are a lot of different translated versions of this book and I have read a couple of them now, but this one so far is my favorite. There are cute sketches every couple of pages giving readers a further way to enjoy the book. If you haven’t read a Jules Verne book, what are you waiting for? The world is at your fingertips and just a page turn away! Let the adventure begin!*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*          *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and  San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
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I am about to get this but I am not sure if I should. I haven't asked my parents because I am halfway around the world from them on vacation and I really don't want to get in trouble if I wasen't aloud to. Can someone write a better reveiw because I want somthi g to read because nook apps stink!!
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Hard to read
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