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Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia’s greatest children’s book illustrators. Unabridged version.

Set out on a thrilling voyage with the quintessential English gentleman, Phileas Fogg. To fulfil a wager made at the Reform Club in London, Fogg and his newly appointed manservant, Passepartout, embark on the race of a lifetime to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days! Travelling by steamboat, train, and even elephant, and with adventure around every bend, the intrepid duo find themselves rescuing a young Indian woman from sacrifice, escaping kidnap, and battling hurricane winds – and all the while, tenacious Detective Fix of Scotland Yard is in hot pursuit, believing Fogg to be the criminal mastermind behind a Bank of England robbery. Rich in humour and excitement, Around the World in Eighty Days deservedly remains one of Jules Verne’s most popular books. This handsome new edition brings together the complete and unabridged text with over 70 magnificent illustrations by the award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.

  • Brand-new edition by renowned children’s book illustrator Robert Ingpen who brings Jules Verne’s unforgettable characters to life as never before.
  • In the same vein as Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan & Wendy, A Christmas Carol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Owl and Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes.
  • A perfect gift for children and adults of all ages.

About the author

Robert Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia. He began studying illustration art and book design over fifty years ago at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has designed, written and illustrated more than one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. In 1986, Ingpen received the highest honour in the children’s book world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his contribution to international children's literature. He has also recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT and granted Membership of the Order of Australia for services to literature. He and his wife Angela live and work in Anglesea near their home town of Geelong. In recent times, he has illustrated editions of classic works such as The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes and the centenary editions of Peter Pan and Wendy and The Wind in the Willows.

ISBN: 9781921977602
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2012
Dimensions: 195 x 235mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $39.99
New Zealand RRP: $44.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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