20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By Dan Rafter; Jules Verne; Bhupendra Ahluwalia (Illustrator)

Campfire, Paperback, 9789380028415, 68pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Description

A mysterious sea monster has been creating havoc in the ocean. Ships of all shapes and sizes, as well as humans, have been destroyed by this enigma! No corner of the Earth has been spared from its terror, as it continues to kill all who cross its path.

In reaction to this destructive force, the US Government wastes no time in sending out a team of experienced professionals to track down and destroy it. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine biologist; Conseil, his faithful assistant; and Ned Land, a Canadian master harpooner, come together in an epic hunt.

On board a naval ship, the Abraham Lincoln, the three men set out to track down this terrifying beast of the ocean. But, will they succeed? And what will they discover if they do?

Published in 1870, originally in French, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a classic example of the imagination and foresight of Jules Verne. His pioneering approach to writing in the late 19th century led many to refer to him as the father of science fiction.



About the Author
Dan is a Online Campaigns Manager at Human Rights Campaign who lives in Washington DC. Past work has included, Online Content Manager at Human Rights Campaign, Communications Specialist at National Quality Forum, Account Assistant at GMM, Reporter/Anchor at WFUV and Newsweek on Air Producer at Newsweek

Jules Verne was a French writer and pioneer of the science fiction genre through novels like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and The Mysterious Island. A visionary, Verne wrote about air, space, and underwater travel long before the ability to travel in these realms was invented, and his works remain amongst the most translated, most continually reprinted, and most widely read books of all time. Jules Verne died in 1905 having paved the way for future science fiction writers and enthusiasts.



Praise For 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)