Journey to the Center of the Earth (Classic Starts Series)

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“Go down the crater of the volcano Snaefells. Follow the shadow just before the month of July. You will find your way to the center of the Earth. I did it.” That mysterious message, found in a long-lost letter, propels a young man and his uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: to a prehistoric world below the earth where dinosaurs and other strange creatures still roam. Jules Verne's classic fantasy will enchant a new generation of readers.
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“Go down the crater of the volcano Snaefells. Follow the shadow just before the month of July. You will find your way to the center of the Earth. I did it.” That mysterious message, found in a long-lost letter, propels a young man and his uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: to a prehistoric world below the earth where dinosaurs and other strange creatures still roam. Jules Verne's classic fantasy will enchant a new generation of readers.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402773136
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Series: Classic Starts Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 180,948
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    A book worthy of its longevity

    In A Journey to the Center of the Earth, the father of science fiction pulls the reader into a world of magnificent wonders through his vivid imagery. Detailing every event to great extent, Verne writes a truly captivating story. The characters are all very intriguing, and Verne's own attention to detail shines through in the professor. Nothing is left unaccounted for in any of his endeavors, and a great deal of thought is poured into every occurrence.
    While reading, one quickly becomes entranced, falling completely unaware of their actual surroundings and instead imagining the wonders to be found underneath the crust of the earth. One can easily feel the fear of being face to face with such beasts as one of the ape gigans, the mastodons, and the great rage of the subterranean ocean. One will not be disappointed with the use of their time spent reading this magnificent text.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Jules Vernes book “Journey To The Center Of The Earth&rdqu

    Jules Vernes book “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” was an excellent book in my opinion the only part that bored me was the start of the book, that was only the first 70-80 pages or so but once they started their journey and met Hans in Iceland it got interesting and wasn’t as bland. Some of the descriptive tools used were from Geology so for readers who don’t know those terms could have been lost at times or unsure of the meanings.
    Journey to the center of the earth was about Axel, Professor Lindenbrock, and their Icelandic guide Hans. Axel discovers a piece of paper in a book from a previous adventurer who has a theory that you can Journey to the center of the earth upon this Axel tells Uncle Lindenbrock and he gets excited and insisted that they attempt to make this voyage. They exchange some disbelief on Axel’s part but Lindenbrock being headstrong and persistent convinces him to make the journey. They prepare their things and set off to Iceland to find a guide. They find a guide named Hans who agrees to take them to the entrance and then continue on with them. Along the way they encounter some mishaps and dilemmas and arguments that slow down their journey a couple of which are taking a wrong turn and hitting a dead end, Axel getting lost and then falling down a tunnel and almost dying a thousand times over .At the end of the tunnels they find oceans and forest of giant mushrooms some 40 feet tall. They make a raft and set sail and encounter some sea serpents. After they return to the surface Professor Lindenbrock is a world renowned adventurer and Axle ends up marrying his love Grauben.

    Verne did a good job of using descriptive tools to try and put the reader into the book and give them a first hand view of the events and scenery that took place. He also gave some side winders and turns that one would not have expected for instance when they hit the dead end and had to turn around and you assumed that Axel was going to leave and return to the surface but he didn't. Another account was when Axel got lost and they used the walls to communicate with each other rickashay their words of the walls even though they were miles and miles apart from each other. Many fantasising events took place and kept most of the events believable but at times awe inspiring. Overall I would recommend this to any adventure loving reader that is looking for a fun page turning book.

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