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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Great Illustrated Classics (Abdo)) Library Binding – January 1, 2006

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 770L (What's this?)
  • Series: Great Illustrated Classics (Abdo)
  • Library Binding: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Abdo Publishing Company (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157765806X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577658061
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,318,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My 11 yr-old son is collecting the Great Illustrated Classics. He said he *really* liked this one. It captured his attention from the first chapter and kept him reading all day until he finished it.
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A Kid's Review on December 18, 2000
Format: Library Binding
This is such a good book I read it 3 times. This book is about 4 people who try to get back home. On the way there they encounter lots of challenges. It has so many thrills and suspense it feels like you are in the book. Around the middle of the book they find a giant sguid. If you want to find out if they get home read the book. Hope you like it.
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A Kid's Review on October 18, 2002
Format: Library Binding
Verne,Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York : Scholastic Inc. 2000 426 pp.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is an exciting and adventurous fiction book that will make you want a sequel.
I like this book because it has great detail and well told sentences. One of my favorite parts is when the Cachalots which are huge whale like creatures that attacked the whales and the the crew ran into the cachalots with the Nautilus and save the whales on pp. 319-322.
The main characters in the book are Mr. Arronox and his servant Conseil with a Canadian harpooner Mr. Nedland and the Captain of the Nautilus Captain Nemo who imprisons them on the Nautilus but lets them go about freely around the ship. How they got on the Nautilus was believed to be a sea monster that wrecked many ships all over the world . Mr. Arronox , Conseil ,and Mr. Nedland are chosen to go out on a ship called the Abraham Lincoln to track down the monster and bring it back but what they think is the sea monster but is really the Nautilus. When they try to attack it the ship sinks the Abraham and when they wake up they find themselves upon the Nautilus...
I would recommend this book for kids who can understand big words and are in grade 6-8.
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A Kid's Review on November 19, 2002
Format: Library Binding
The main character of the book is Captain Nemo. He had hard time obeying the laws. So he came up with the idea to hide in the sea where nobody could find him. He built a submarine with the help of his partners. In those days scientists only new about tiny sparks of electricity. Captain Nemo figured out how to use it for his submarine. Unfortunately his submarine was ruining other ships. People thought that the submarine was a sea monster with a horn that swam very fast.
Ned was a sailor on the explorer boat. When submarine went up for air it broke Ned's ship with its horn. Ned landed on emerging submarine right when Captain Nemo opened hatch to get air. Nemo took Ned and his friends inside of the submarine. Nemo showed them around the submarine and said he would not let them go, because he did not wont to spoil his secret. Ned's two friends had wonderful time on the submarine. They like to go under water in the suits Captain Nemo invented and search for pearls and animals. But Ned was nervous and he would not go anywhere. He wanted to go back home. He was afraid what he will be killed by the army ship which was searching for sea monster. He was able to signal for help to army ship with the flag.
I love this book because it has a lot of adventures.
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Format: Library Binding
PLOT: 19.5 / 25
Though often scientifically intriguing and educational, the plot of Jules Verne�s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is, at times, slightly dry. To the votary of marine biology, this fantastic tale would be a masterpiece of literature, but to the reader of relatively modest aquatic knowledge, the plot at times seems to come almost to a standstill. At times the storyline seems to branch off to situations which, though they are truly fascinating, do not seem to pertain very directly to the advancement of the plot.
INTEREST: 20 / 25
Much like the amazing journey of Captain Nemo and his companions, this tale is thoroughly unpredictable. Unfortunately, the interest pertaining to any given part of the tale is equally unpredictable. When the story is good, it�s great: beautiful undersea jungles, a myriad of aquatic creatures of every shape and description, the mysterious past of Captain Nemo and his crew. When the story is bad, it terrible: lengthy and dry descriptions of sea life, detailed measurements of various parts of the Nautilus, trivial descriptions of everyday life aboard the Nautilus.
In spite of this seemingly lukewarm review of such a renowned tale, none can deny that Jules Verne has a particular ability which is scarce at best among authors; that of mingling fact with fiction. This exceptional ability, possessed only by authors of advanced learning in a particular field, H.G. Wells or Isaac Asimov being such authors, can transform a seemingly ridiculous yarn into a convincing, credible document. This is illustrated effectively throughout 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, for at times the reader must remind themselves that this the story is fiction, not fact.
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