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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics)

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These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page hardcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Take a journey into the future of science and imagination, as seen through the eyes of Jules Verne. The adventu These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page hardcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Take a journey into the future of science and imagination, as seen through the eyes of Jules Verne. The adventures of Henry, Hans, and Professor Von Hardwigg take the reader from the surface of a planet they know to a world alien to them located deep inside the earth. Verne shows man's ability to survive even in the most adverse conditions and proves that survival is man's most basic instinct. He brings out the adventurer in all of us.


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These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page hardcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Take a journey into the future of science and imagination, as seen through the eyes of Jules Verne. The adventu These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page hardcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Take a journey into the future of science and imagination, as seen through the eyes of Jules Verne. The adventures of Henry, Hans, and Professor Von Hardwigg take the reader from the surface of a planet they know to a world alien to them located deep inside the earth. Verne shows man's ability to survive even in the most adverse conditions and proves that survival is man's most basic instinct. He brings out the adventurer in all of us.

30 review for Journey to the Center of the Earth (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    We were split right down the middle with this classic, with 50% reading the book and 50% reading partial to none. Book was very well-written and those that read the book were extremely impressed with the author's use of scientific terms, sentence structure and creative/imaginative writing style. It was clear that the author researched extensively during the writing of this book which was even more impressive considering when this book was initially written. The story was convincing/believable and We were split right down the middle with this classic, with 50% reading the book and 50% reading partial to none. Book was very well-written and those that read the book were extremely impressed with the author's use of scientific terms, sentence structure and creative/imaginative writing style. It was clear that the author researched extensively during the writing of this book which was even more impressive considering when this book was initially written. The story was convincing/believable and led to the discussion that , even in current times, we really don't know what the center of the earth holds. A couple of comparable books suggested were "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Around the World in 80 Days", also written by this author. A couple of our members also shared some interesting facts about the author himself. Although only 50% of our book club read the book, we would definitely recommend this book to book clubs and personal readers alike.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amolak Singh

    The book was very dry and boring for the beginning and it just did not attract to me, A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne was written extremely well with very mature scientific research done to support this book. The book is very old and the way it is written is for that time so since I am not that old I dont understand some of the dialect used in the book. Near the middle of the book it started to get a little less dry and started to be more like the movie adding action and peop The book was very dry and boring for the beginning and it just did not attract to me, A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne was written extremely well with very mature scientific research done to support this book. The book is very old and the way it is written is for that time so since I am not that old I dont understand some of the dialect used in the book. Near the middle of the book it started to get a little less dry and started to be more like the movie adding action and people getting lost constantly. Overall this story was alright I liked enough to actually finish the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Āhḿĕď Hặššåñ

    The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibili The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor.

  4. 5 out of 5

    John Min

    I listened to this book BECAUSE it was narrated by Tim Curry and I had to see how that was. Science fiction from the mid 1800's is interesting but harder to become engrossed in the story. This was the first time I heard all the words or read this book and I am glad I did. Tim Curry was great, love his voice and the story was fun but a bit tedious. I listened to this book BECAUSE it was narrated by Tim Curry and I had to see how that was. Science fiction from the mid 1800's is interesting but harder to become engrossed in the story. This was the first time I heard all the words or read this book and I am glad I did. Tim Curry was great, love his voice and the story was fun but a bit tedious.

  5. 4 out of 5

    amy

    A lot of scientific "data" in this book much of which outdated of course. Still an ok read. Possibly would have enjoyed it more if had not already known the story line and seen the movie. I'm sure it was enticing in it's time. A lot of scientific "data" in this book much of which outdated of course. Still an ok read. Possibly would have enjoyed it more if had not already known the story line and seen the movie. I'm sure it was enticing in it's time.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Took me awhile to read this one...but I really liked it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    SEAN

    Not much action, that's all Not much action, that's all

  8. 5 out of 5

    Karina

    This book is okay, although it takes a good long while to climax. A little on the boring side, but there are some interesting parts

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alex Doroteo

    the book is good

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lana

    Classic, early science-fiction; slow, but most books from this time period aren't as fast-paced as we're used to reading. Classic, early science-fiction; slow, but most books from this time period aren't as fast-paced as we're used to reading.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Leonel_Olivieri

    Decente 6/10 "Me fumé terrible porro y tengo ganas de escribir algo bien zarpado". Decente 6/10 "Me fumé terrible porro y tengo ganas de escribir algo bien zarpado".

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    I didn't like the timid nephew. He handicaps the story. I didn't like the timid nephew. He handicaps the story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Doherty

    tedious!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rida Zeeshan

  15. 5 out of 5

    Andrei Tsygankov

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carlos Rosi

  17. 5 out of 5

    Robert D

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amelia Dewi

  19. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dina

  21. 4 out of 5

    Peter Sauer

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Leblond

  23. 5 out of 5

    Omnia

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amac

  25. 4 out of 5

    Touta Mohamed

  26. 4 out of 5

    Steve

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jelena

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lee Forman

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nguyen Minh Hanh

  30. 4 out of 5

    Claudia Sofía

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