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Author Biography: Douglas Evans grew up in Ohio and Minnesota. He has a master's degree in education and has taught for 15 years in a variety of settings that range from a small logging town in Oregon to international schools in Helsinki and London. He lives in Berkeley, California. John Shelley was born in Birmingham, England. He became interested in ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 1984 and moved to Tokyo a few years later. Shelley is an authority on late eighteenth-century and Napoleonic military history. He also has a strong interest in underground music, and has been much involved both as event organizer and as an occasional DJ with the dance club scene in Tokyo.
Twelve-year-old Adam Story is challenged by the deposed ruler of Babababad and his mongoose companion to become the first youngster to travel around the world in forty days without an adult.
Posted July 16, 2005
Posted April 10, 2005
Imagine, who hasn't? A summer with nothing to do except playing computer games while your single mother has to clean your classmates' houses. Imagine a cyberspace around-the -world graet global race actually coming to life, and with your heart beating fast now, this is real, remember? Danger, obstacles, enemies disguised as friends, all happening in real time. Will you make it? Will you rescue your mother and yourself from the drab life you are stuck in, by winning the prize? Is this really happening? The best summer vacation imaginable is happening, and Amdam Story, a twelve year old, is the amazed and lucky boy to rise to the challenge. But it could be you. Read all about it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2005
Adam Story is challenged to travel around the wolrd in forty days using surface tranportation only such as ships, buses, and trains. What a trip! He's always dodging trackers and stopper sleep darts. He pilots a boat and escapes through sunflower fields in France. I also liked all the lists Adam made. Read this!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2004
In the traditional of Jules Verne and Ronald Dahl, this highly entertainly novel by the author of The Elevator Family, takes twelve-year old Adam Story on a thrilling adventure around the world. He accepts a bet to become the youngest person ever to travel around the world without flying and he has forty days to do it. Well- written and full of fun lists, palidromes, and details.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.