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Captain Grant's Children Paperback – January 11, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0975361566 ISBN-10: 0975361562

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Gloria Mundi (January 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975361562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975361566
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,239,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Santas on December 17, 2011
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Jules Verne: Captain Grant's Children

I was in love with Jules Verne's stories when I was a child, and still am, though he is not a distinctive literary master, like his contemporaries, Flaubert or Zola. No matter. Verne knew how to spin a tale, smoothly mixing sciene, history and geography, and daring the reader's imagination to fly off into the future. His stories have become famous movies (The Trip to the Moon, Around the World in Eighty Days), but there is nothing like the living page. Unfortunately, his works have been poorly distributed in the United States, and when they appear, they are botched beyond recognition--for the most part. Captain Grant's Children (also known as In Serach of the Castways) is a 600 page novel, that takes the reader from the Argentine Pampas, to South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand, and along the 37th Parallel, when a Scottish nobleman, Lord Glenarvan searches for a fellow Scotchman, Captain Harry Grant, who was lost while searching for a place to found a Scottish colony. Aside from breathtaking adventures involving climbing the Andes, being saved from an earthquake, suviving a deluge, a terrible sea storm, Australian bandits, New Zealand Maoris--and other disasters, the story is one of camaraderie among friends, the children of Grant, a stoic Scottish major, a garrulous French geographer, the inimitable Paganel,a group that never loses their moral fiber and reach their happy destination and come back to their beloved Scotland. A bit maudlin? Not at all in fact. There is humor, adventure,and good-heartedness, along with treachery. Hollywood could perhaps take notice and make one of the great epic adventures of all time. This volume is condensed--of course--but it saves enough space for all the essentials.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emrys on February 1, 2013
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One of Verne's more engaging works; with three distinct locations, the story never loses momentum by getting bogged down with too many geographical, botanical, and biological details (although there are plenty). For those, like myself, who read The Mysterious Island first, this book addresses the character of Ayrton and ought to be read first.
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By Michurin on October 21, 2013
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I am a big fan of Jules Verne myself so got this book for my 10 years old son, he loves it, even time to time he runs in to some words he has to look up, but second book is already in the mail by his request.
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