Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

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

I give the book four out of five book worms.

Categories: Age 12+, Good Books

5 replies

  1. I’m going to read that book at night! And plus thats a lot of days to go around the world!

  2. I love this review! I just finished mine and I’ve got some of the same points.

  3. Wow…maybe I like old books or something, because I have read most of the books in this category “Old Books” and I consider them some of the best books I have read! The BFG is one of my favorite Roald Dahl books, but I like a lot of his other books too. I’ve also read the Boxcar Children books, Charlotte’s Web, Ginger Pye ( although I think Rufus M. by the same author is better), and Around the World in Eighty Days. 103 Boxcar books!?!? 🙂
    Thanks for liking my blog post by the way!

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