Arthur Conan Doyle's classic work of science fiction follows Professor Challenger's team as they seek proof that dinosaurs do still walk the earth, retold for younger readers
The Lost World was written in 1912 and was his first work of science fiction. It tells the story of the notorious Professor Challenger, who leads a scientific expedition to the Amazonian rainforest after the press and the scientific community ridicule him. Accompanied by a big game hunter and an eager young reporter, the professor and his team stumble upon a lost world and get trapped there. As they struggle to escape and deliver the impossible truth, they encounter great danger from wild animals, ape-men, and even dinosaurs! This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.
About the Author
Pauline Francis has 20 years of experience as a secondary school teacher and trained librarian. She is the author of a number of retellings of well-known classics, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Frankenstein, and The War of the Worlds.