A Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Great Illustrated Classics

A Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Great Illustrated ClassicsThe World S Best Loved Children S Stories Set In Large Type For Easy Reading Over Illustrations In Each Book I want to make it very clear that this rating is for the Great Illustrated Classics series edition of this book, not the real Jules Verne classic This series is horrifying in its failure to edit or even construct logical sentences Dumbing down classics with truly dumb re writings is worse than Cliff Notes. I ve really enjoyed reading these illustrated classics with my 10 year old son I m sure they pale in comparison with the originals, and the number of typos is disappointing, but they make for great bedtime reading and are perfect for 8 10 year olds. Having never read it in high svhool, i found a high school edition and dove right in.No illustrations are needed as Verne creates topography, creatures, pathways, caverns andSo we ll that they come to life as do the characters whom encounter dangers and difficulty, seemingly at every momnt abridged version 280 pages. The first time I read this book I was knee high to a grasshopper The version I read was the kid friendly version with hand drawn pictures of the spectacular journey as it unfolded Now that I m an adult I wanted to recapture some of that same magic from my childhood The original book by Jules Verne was published in 1864 in French and then translated to English in 1871 Reading a book that is 140 years old was an adventure all in itself because as you can imagine the language and dialog was qui The first time I read this book I was knee high to a grasshopper The version I read was the kid friendly version with hand drawn pictures of the spectacular journey as it unfolded Now that I m an adult I wanted to recapture some of that same magic from my childhood The original book by Jules Verne was published in 1864 in French and then translated to English in 1871 Reading a book that is 140 years old was an adventure all in itself because as you can imagine the language and dialog was quite different in in the 1800 s I m not ashamed to admit that there were plenty of words that I had to look up in the dictionary because I had no clue what they meant because I ve never heard them before Luckily I was reading this book on my Kindle which handled the word look ups brilliantly Journey to the Center of the Earth follows the various miss adventures of Professor Hardwigg, his nephew Henry, and Hans their invaluable guide as they attempt to venture to the center of the Earth via an inactive volcano Verne s imagination is fantastic which makes this book a joy to read The story sucks you right in as you turn the pages and then all of a sudden Vern will go off on a tangent about a scientific fact that in itself is interesting but pulls you right out of the story and brings you back to reality The only other pet peeve that I have is in the later chapters when the perspective of the story changes from being told as if you were on the adventure and then in the later chapters the story is being told after the adventure was over Although this book didn t really recapture the magic of my childhood as I remembered it, this book got my imagination going and is definitely worth the read Just make sure you have a dictionary handy This is a timeless classic sci fi adventure story that was originally written by Jules Verne but adapted by Howard J Schwach This was a very interesting book that tells the story of how an uncle, his nephew, and their tour guide travelled to the center of the Earth.The story was told in the perspective of the nephew He explained his worries and their troubles during the trip I found it very interesting that their whole journey began by decoding an ancient runic message they found in a book This is a timeless classic sci fi adventure story that was originally written by Jules Verne but adapted by Howard J Schwach This was a very interesting book that tells the story of how an uncle, his nephew, and their tour guide travelled to the center of the Earth.The story was told in the perspective of the nephew He explained his worries and their troubles during the trip I found it very interesting that their whole journey began by decoding an ancient runic message they found in a book I also think that it was rude of how the uncle Professor Hardwigg made his nephew Harry go with him on the journey although Harry was skeptical about the sanity of the trip Although in the end, Harry ended up enjoying the trip It was cool how one of the craters from Sneffels could lead into underground pathways It was interesting how there was a large body of water and large oversized animals and human inside the Earth It was also amazing how they ended up in Italy, when they started in Iceland Although, there were some parts of the story that were very interesting but there were also a few parts where it started to get a bit boring because of too much unnecessary details I liked how there was a picture that show a depiction of what was happening in the specific part of the story I did not like, however, that there were pictures on almost every other page You can basically know the whole story by just looking at the pictures and reading the captions But, this is an amazing book and I would recommend reading it I strongly believe that this book was really good The only thing that I didnt like was that some parts I didn t understand I don t recromend this book to people who get really bored on books I do recremend this book to people who find thrillers good, and also don t mind parts that are boreing at points This book is also like a mystery book For example, there are parts where your asking your self what will happen to a character or you might start guessing what parts might happen next since I strongly believe that this book was really good The only thing that I didnt like was that some parts I didn t understand I don t recromend this book to people who get really bored on books I do recremend this book to people who find thrillers good, and also don t mind parts that are boreing at points This book is also like a mystery book For example, there are parts where your asking your self what will happen to a character or you might start guessing what parts might happen next since this is a fictional book, it was cool reading about the different animals and different settings the author was thinking about I thought it was a great story It was originally written by Jules Verne, but the illustrated version was made by Howard J Schwach It is a story about a man named Harry and his uncle, Professor Hardwigg, on their journey to the center of the earth It is a very cool story and I hope you like it if you read it I thought it was a great story It was originally written by Jules Verne, but the illustrated version was made by Howard J Schwach It is a story about a man named Harry and his uncle, Professor Hardwigg, on their journey to the center of the earth It is a very cool story and I hope you like it if you read it Because I was too lazy to read the original, I thought I d take the opportunity to dive into the abridged version just to satisfy my curiosity The first 3 4 or so was really quite good and entertaining, the last 1 4 however just went downhill I really thought the ending was rather idiotic and entirely implausible, granted, this is science FICTION I couldn t get past the dinosaurs and giant mushrooms I just couldn t Also from an editorial standpoint there were many grammatical errors in this Because I was too lazy to read the original, I thought I d take the opportunity to dive into the abridged version just to satisfy my curiosity The first 3 4 or so was really quite good and entertaining, the last 1 4 however just went downhill I really thought the ending was rather idiotic and entirely implausible, granted, this is science FICTION I couldn t get past the dinosaurs and giant mushrooms I just couldn t Also from an editorial standpoint there were many grammatical errors in this book, and the sentences were extreme dumbed down Over all though it was quite enjoyable and you could picture yourself with Harry, the professor, and Hans going on this once in a life time adventure even though it ended in shit This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I like the Journey to the Center of the Earth because of the humor One part in the book I liked was when a boy talked about needing water Another part I liked was when they broke a hole in a wall but right when that happened it created a waterfall The final part was when lava pushed the raft out of the mouth of the volcano.The part I disliked was the part when a boy and there grandfather were decoding a letter. My 9 and 11 year olds loved this as a read aloud They were riveted the whole time My only complaint is that because they simplified some areas for younger readers they lost some continuity and detail I ll get the full Jules Verne version for them to read on their own.

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  • Hardcover
  • 139 pages
  • A Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Great Illustrated Classics
  • Howard J. Schwach
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 0866119604