Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne
Illustrator Greg Rebis

Capstone | September 1, 2007 | Reinforced Library Binding

Journey to the Center of the Earth is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
Axel and his uncle find a note that describes a path to Earth's center!  The men climb deep inside a volcano and discover amazing wonders.  They also run into danger, which could trap them below the surface forever.

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 72 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 in

Published: September 1, 2007

Publisher: Capstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598898329

ISBN - 13: 9781598898323

Appropriate for ages: 2

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of fun to read Jules Verne's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" was fun to read. Despite being written in the early 1860s, the English translation used in the Puffin Classics edition of the story didn't feel old or quaint. In this edition Axel is Axel rather than Harry. I loved the humour in the story as the story unfolds in front of Axel's somewhat skeptical eyes. Or, is it teenage rebellion. Either way, Axel was a great foil to the Professor. Great read in many ways. Loved it.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Journey To The Center of The Earth Book "Jules Verne" Vs Movie Critique Journey To The Center of The Earth Book Vs Movie Critique In my opinion the film-maker's vision/interpretation of the novel is flawed. Jules Verne's book "Journey to the center of the earth" was written spectacularly with descriptions that draw images in your mind clearly and vibrantly. It was a well accomplished classic that should be read and shared with others over and over. Unlike the movie, the book is detailed and goes through parts of the story step-by-step similar to a procedure to the point where it feels like you're actually experiencing the adventure. It allows your imagination to wander freely, builds suspense and makes you wonder what events will occur next. Although some parts of the book are predictable, it still hooks you back in and holds your attention as the story progresses. As for the movie, it ignored about 50 percent of Verne's original text to create a dazzling, well lit path to the Earth's core and they populated the destination with dinosaurs which seemed unreasonable and unfortunate. The book was more complex and difficult but returns scientific knowledge in it's place, however the movie was more simple and illogical and altered the plot significantly. What disappointed me was that the movie made it seem like it took about a week to reach the bottom but in the book it seemed more like a year. In my opinion, I thought that the movie was entertaining but mainly captures the interest of younger viewers with all the prehistoric creatures, adventure and special effects. The director of the movie replaced the imagery in your mind to something different that he/she thinks fits the role. This ruins the purpose of using your mind to create your own adventure in your mind. You are basically watching someone else's creation and not what you wanted. All the characters did not appear or sound like how I thought they would, such as Hans, he did not have long blonde hair, deep blue eyes and wasn't as enormous as mentioned in the book but his characteristics were indeed the same. The plot was also changed which made Grauben a member of the journey and along with a few new characters. They were constantly chatting about things unnecessary and did not seem to have struggled or suffered to reach the center of the earth. In addition, the story Jules Verne wrote was more emotional and had many twist-and-turns. Some examples of this was when the diligent explorers suffered immensely and severely. There were several times when Axel tried requesting to return home and he even seemed worried as I had imagined. He was even near death from dehydration and what I thought would be his last words was "Come to me, I'm dying." It seemed really depressing since the poor boy was giving his life for his uncle's journey and it persuaded me to think that he would actually be removed from existence and that his end was near. But, hope had saved Axel's precious life which cheered me up. Additionally, in the book, Axel was near death several times but in the movie, the explorers did not deny this dangerous journey and continued on happily and carelessly even after losing all their water without any side effects or interactions with difficult obstacles that would come in their way. However, some of the visions the director chose reflected upon mine as they were quite similar. I enjoyed the scenes of the primitive age where lots of beasts and new species were shown as they were fascinating, vivid and similar to what I had imagined. Another part that was similar to mine was how the movie ended, it matched what I thought almost completely. How they returned home with their discovery, received honour and an abundant amount of joy. Overall, I would say that the movie was worth-while and entertaining, but don't expect too much from it. I enjoyed the book more than the movie and would recommend reading the book instead as it had much more suspense, adventure, details and it is created by your heart's content and not from someone else's perspective. But, they were both well made.
Date published: 2011-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Classic! After 146 years in existence, Monsieur Verne's novel still amazes us to this day. The fantastic journey into the center of the earth is full of vivid imagery based on the science of the day. The book is a quick great read and never dull. Fun all around.
Date published: 2010-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Journey to the Center of the Earth This was the best book i ever read! If i could, I would give it a 100 out of 5! It was a really good book! i loved it! it was facinating! so fun to read! every one on Earth should read this book!
Date published: 2001-10-30

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne
Illustrator Greg Rebis

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 72 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 in

Published: September 1, 2007

Publisher: Capstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598898329

ISBN - 13: 9781598898323

About the Book

Axel and his uncle find a note that describes a path to Earths center! The men climb deep inside a volcano and discover amazing wonders. They also run into danger, which could trap them below the surface forever.

From the Publisher

Axel and his uncle find a note that describes a path to Earth's center!  The men climb deep inside a volcano and discover amazing wonders.  They also run into danger, which could trap them below the surface forever.

About the Author

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in France. Growing up near a river, the constant sight of ships sparked his interest in travel. As a young man, Verne even tried to run away and become a cabin boy. Fortunately, his father caught him, and soon Verne was off to study law in Paris. While there, Verne escaped the boredom of his studies by writing stories. When his father found out about this hobby, he stopped sending money for school. Verne started selling his stories, many of which became popular, including 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1870. Before he died in 1905, the author bought a boat and sailed around Europe.

Greg Rebis was born in Queens, New York, but mostly grew up in central Florida. After working in civic government, pizza delivery, music retail, and proofreading, he eventually landed work in publishing, film, and graphics. He currently lives and studies in Rhode Island and still loves art, sci-fi, and video games.

Davis Worth Miller and Katherine McLean Brevard are a married couple living and working together in North Carolina. They are both full-time writers. Miller has written several best-selling books including The Tao of Muhammad Ali. He is now working on his memoir and several other novels with his wife.

Appropriate for ages: 2