Be a brave traveller like Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who had created a series of bestselling adventure novels — Voyages extraordinaires. You will definitely enjoy the stories, also gain geographical, historical and astronomical knowledge from reading his books. We have selected four amazing novels out of fifty-four from this series. Are you guys ready to embark on an adventure with Jules Verne?



Around the World in Eighty Days
《Around the World in Eighty Days》

作者:Jules Verne
出版:香港教育城,2015
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How much do you think it will cost to travel around the world in eighty days? In 1872, a new railway section was opened in India. Phileas Fogg, a wealthy British, made a bet to travel around the world by rails and steamers in eighty days with his servant Passepartout. His journey started from London, across Mediterranean Sea and different oceans to get to Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA. Numerous accidents have happened during this trip. Can Phileas Fogg make it back in time and win the £20,000 wager?

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
《Journey to the Centre of the Earth》

作者:Jules Verne
出版:香港教育城,2016
ISBN:
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First published in 1864, “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” have been adpoted into a movie in 2008. If you have not watched the movie yet, you might not want to miss this exciting novel. It is believed that there are tubes connecting the surface and the centre of the earth. Despite the dangers that they will contend in the volcano, such as cave-ins, underground ocean, living prehistoric creatures, a German scientist decides to explore this inactive volcano with his nephew Axel and an Icelandic guide Hans. Can they find their way back to the surface?

Off on a Comet
《Off on a Comet》

作者:Jules Verne
出版:香港教育城,2015
ISBN:
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Moving to another planet is a dream to many people. It might take a long time until scientists discover a new planet with water and oxygen, but you can imagine how living on another planet would be by reading “Off on a Comet”. A few chunks are collected when a comet named Gallia touches the Earth. Thus, a group of various nations start their new life on Garilla. Water begins to boil at 66 degree Celsius; people can jump up to twelve metres high due to less gravitiy; time is shortened from twenty-four hours to six hours. What else? Do these people enjoy their two-year-long journey on Garilla?

The Mysterious Island
《The Mysterious Island》

作者:Jules Verne
出版:香港教育城,2015
ISBN:
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Inspired by the classic novels “Robinson Cursoe” and “The Swiss Family Robinson”, “The Mysterious Island” is another must-read masterpiece. The story unfolds from the escape of five Northern prisoners during the American Civil War by their hijacking of a hydrogen-filled observation balloon. They land on an unknown island after flying in a storm for several days. With their intelligence and hardwork, they successfully sustain themselves on the island. During their stay, they rescue a man on a nearby island, endure the bad weather, train an orangoutang … Do you think they will stay on the island or return back to America?

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