Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Puffin Classics)

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Once an ancient book is opened by the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock, his life - and the life of his nephew Axel - is changed forever. An old piece of paper has tumbled from the book, a priceless parchment that will lead them on the expedition to end all expeditions. So begins a voyage thousands of feet under the sea, as the pair embark on a terrifying journey to find what lies at the centre of the earth.

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth When Axel deciphers an old parchment that describes a secret passage through a volcano to the centre of the earth, nothing will stop his eccentric Uncle Lidenbrock from setting out at once. So, with silent Hans the guide, the two men embark on a perilous, astonishing, terrifying journey through the subterranean world. Full description

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'These two new graphic novel series bring to life the greatest stories ever told in comic strip form' -- C-details 2008

For kids who came of age after World War II, Classics Illustrated was our first encounter with stolen--or, put more mildly, borrowed--goods. How many kids, from the '40s through the '60s, first encountered Captain Ahab or Jean Valjean or Madame Defarge in the pages of those comics with the unforgettable yellow logo in the top left corner of the cover? Did we know who Charles Dickens was, or Victor Hugo, or Herman Melville? Probably not. We just knew that these were good stories, to be read and reread and passed around. -- Newsweek 2009

My senior year in high school, I took a test on "A Tale of Two Cities," a book I had somehow failed to read. What I had read, years before, was the Classics Illustrated version--read it so often that I had the story pretty much by heart. I aced the test.
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"My son Jack didn't like English at high school so I bought him a lot of comic versions of classic books such as Jekyll And Hyde, Kidnapped and Macbeth - now he wants to go to see the Shakespeare play.
"It's a great way to get people to read. The problem is that there just aren't enough comics out there any more."
Ian Rankin - author --Ian Rankin 2008

(For) 5th-6th Grade English And Literature - Classic Illustrated and a newer series called Marvel Illustrated are ideal for these grades and age groups, these titles can be used to enhance the story or novel that the student is reading, the issues can also bring the material more to life, also the issues can help those students that may be struggling in reading or comprehension by matching the words with illustrations. --comicsintheclassroom Feb 2009

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