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Classic Starts: Around the World in 80 Days: Retold from the Jules Verne Original [Abridged, Large Print] [Hardcover]

Retold from the Jules Verne original
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1 Aug 2007 Classic Starts
Take a thrilling whirlwind trip around the world with Phileas Fogg! When Fogga man of habit whose every day is just like the one beforemakes a bet that he can circle the globe and be back in his mens club in just 80 days, the race is on. Jules Vernes classic tale bubbles with excitement, suspense, and colorful locations. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, with Classic Starts, young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Abridged Ed edition (1 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402736894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402736896
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Praise for "Classic Starts(TM)" "" ""The books have won the praise of a number of educators. Peggy Charren, a visiting scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an advocate for higher-quality children's media, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, said she has read several {and states}'they're terrific.'"--"The Wall Street Journal." "Where abridgements are useful in introducing literature to grade-schoolers not equipped to handle the real thing, books in this series will fill the bill."--"Booklist. "" ""Large print, short chapters, and an abundance of white space provide an attractive, more-accessible option for readers who are not ready to handle the originals."--"School Library Journal" "Even those who dislike adaptations will find much to admire in this retelling..."--"School""Library Journal" (for "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)"" ""This...retelling will be appreciated by readers not yet ready for the original work."--"School Library Journal" (for "Anne of Green Gables").

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic 14 Mar 2014
By Vito
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Bought this for my children as it reads in modern language rather than victorian. My kids loved reading this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great present for kids 20 Jan 2013
By Yoshay
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My son is reading this now and he enjoys it a lot. This abridged version is absolutely a great way to introduce your kids to classic books. The language is simple and easy for a children to understand.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great classic for children 30 Jan 2013
By Teacher
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This is a great abridged version of a classic story which I have just used with my Year 5 class. The story starts with a lot of simple sentences but keep going as it really get's going!!
A great book for engaging all readers (including those boy writers) as it has a little bit of everything.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good adventure read 13 Dec 2007
By M. J. Sanson - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is an interesting adventure of going around the world without planes, modern communication tools and other conveniences we take for granted. My 7 year old son was very interested in the characters and their progress and motives during their trip. Having read the original version myself, I found this copy very well edited to keep a child engaged and keep the spirit of the story and author.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fogg and Passpartoit's Excellent Adventure 6 Dec 2007
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Fogg and Passpartout's Excellent Adventure
Around the world in 80 Days by Jules Verne is an adventure book that starts out slowly, but the pace gets faster as you read on. The characters have to get past the bandits. The bandits are Indian people who are like a gang and who have the character, Aouda, in a hut. Fogg and Passpartout want to save the woman. They save Aouda while she is sleeping. When she wakes up she is on a train with Fogg. Fogg and Passpartout were not expecting her to come on the adventure. Now the three instead of two saw all kinds of things, in different parts of the world. They traveled on boats and trains. Their travels took them to India, China, and the United States. Fogg and Passpartout need to get to London in 80 days so Fogg can win a bet. If Fogg wins the bet he can keep his money and pride. He will also prove that he was not the robber and not have to go to jail. During the trip Passpartout went on errands for Fogg so they would have proof that they went on their trip around the world.

Some one who likes to read adventure books would enjoy this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the right book 25 Nov 2013
By K.Riley Bachman - Published on Amazon.com
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Not original version. It was some children's version that was simplified and condensed. Unless you want this for entertainment value for small children, I wouldn't buy this.
5.0 out of 5 stars great series of early classics for young readers 19 Nov 2013
By Tracie J Dugdell - Published on Amazon.com
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great series of classics for kids; hardback and a sturdy good quality book. It's written at a good level for elementary age kids. My daughter is trying to collect all of them. She is a big reader (9 years old) and has loved all the classics we've gotten so far. These are a nice lighter/easier to read version for adults who want an easier read too.
5.0 out of 5 stars good book 25 Feb 2013
By desha - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought it for a friend's son. he loved the book, so I am quite pleased. Arrived in good condition and well in time!
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