By Jules Verne
Originally Published in 1873 Published in 2010 by Dalmatian Press
210 pages – ages 12+
Phileas Fogg bet half of all of his money that he could travel around the world in 80 days -he kept the other half of his money to spend as he traveled. So Phileas and his servant, Passepartout, take off on their journey. Along the way they meet interesting people and travel in many ways including by boat, trains and even ELEPHANT! Remember this was a time before airplanes so traveling the world in 80 days was a challenge. They also run into a lot of trouble, like when Passepartout misses a boat that Phileas was on so he has to join a travelling circus to meet back up with Phileas.
This is an excellent book. The book had some really exciting moments that kept the story going (like when Indians raid one of the trains Phileas is on). I found that the book was challenging to read because the book was written so long ago I wasn’t familiar with a lot of words -like promenading -that was a new word for me. One thing I didn’t like was that Phileas and Aouda (Phileas saved Aouda’s life in India) fell in love….romance –BLECK!