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Classic Starts: Around the World in 80 Days (Classic Starts Series) Hardcover – Abridged, Large Print


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Series: Classic Starts Series
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Abridged edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402736894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402736896
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Sanson on December 13, 2007
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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.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 6, 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 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Bridgewater on January 2, 2013
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I know a lot of people don't care for these books because they say they're dumbed down. For older kids, probably true. But I think they're great starters for our 4 year old son. I'm hoping by reading these he will want to read the original classics when he's older.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven on February 17, 2013
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These book and great for anyone wanting to be introduced to the classics. The book are hardcovered and well illustrated. Our family enjoys all the books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By desha on February 25, 2013
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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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