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"In the wake of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, the desire to circumnavigate the globe ran rampant, as Phelan (The Storm in the Barn) illustrates in this oddly unexciting tale of three such adventure seekers. In 1884, Thomas Stevens, a former miner, vows to cross the U.S. by bicycle, then a newfangled mode of transportation. After successfully traveling from coast to coast, Stevens decides to continue on to Europe via ship, and on through India and China before ending his 13,500-mile journey in Japan. Nellie Bly, by far the most interesting globetrotter seen here, departs New York in 1889 as a reporter with the goal of traveling around the world in 74 days, beating Verne's fictional Phileas Fogg. Sending dispatches back during her long steamer and train journey — during which she briefly meets Verne in France — Bly's ticking clock adds an element of suspense. Finally, in 1892, Massachusetts sea captain Joshua Slocum sets sail alone on the Spray, intending to sail around the world. Despite visitations from his dead wife and rough weather to liven up the voyage, his journey is comparatively dull. Little differentiates the three stories visually and the elements begin to blur, the result as flat as a breezeless sea. Ages 9 — 12. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Matt Phelan is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed and award-winning graphic novel THE STORM IN THE BARN. He is also the illustrator of many books for young readers, including ALWAYS and I'LL BE THERE by Ann Stott and THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY by Susan Patron, winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal. He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763636197
Author:
Phelan, Matt
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
graphic novel;adventure;travel;history;biography;non-fiction;historical fiction
Subject:
graphic novel;adventure;travel;history;biography;sailing;bicycles;historical fiction;non-fiction
Subject:
graphic novel;adventure;travel;history;biography;sa
Subject:
iling;bicycles;historical fiction;non-fiction
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.33 x 7.11 x 0.82 in 1.25 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Product details 240 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763636197 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the wake of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, the desire to circumnavigate the globe ran rampant, as Phelan (The Storm in the Barn) illustrates in this oddly unexciting tale of three such adventure seekers. In 1884, Thomas Stevens, a former miner, vows to cross the U.S. by bicycle, then a newfangled mode of transportation. After successfully traveling from coast to coast, Stevens decides to continue on to Europe via ship, and on through India and China before ending his 13,500-mile journey in Japan. Nellie Bly, by far the most interesting globetrotter seen here, departs New York in 1889 as a reporter with the goal of traveling around the world in 74 days, beating Verne's fictional Phileas Fogg. Sending dispatches back during her long steamer and train journey — during which she briefly meets Verne in France — Bly's ticking clock adds an element of suspense. Finally, in 1892, Massachusetts sea captain Joshua Slocum sets sail alone on the Spray, intending to sail around the world. Despite visitations from his dead wife and rough weather to liven up the voyage, his journey is comparatively dull. Little differentiates the three stories visually and the elements begin to blur, the result as flat as a breezeless sea. Ages 9 — 12. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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