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Phelan, Matt.
AROUND THE WORLD
Cambridge : Candlewick, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 6.0
ISBN 0763636193
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Who hasnít heard of the book Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne? Many of us also know that book was the inspiration for many races around the world including, most famously, one by Pennsylvania-born journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Corchran) in 1889.  Phelan includes three tales of courageous travelers who journey around the planet. The first is the obscure cyclist, Thomas Stevens, who in 1884 bicycled around the world on a bicycle with the huge front whee! Nelly Blyís challenge to travel around the world in less than 80 days is the second.  And the third traveler in this collection is retired sea captain Joshua Slocum who sailed around the world alone in 1895. Phelanís graphic novel inspires all of us to reach for the stars and set our sights on nothing short of the world.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Voyages around the world -- Fiction.
                        Stevens, Thomas, 1854-1935 -- Travel -- Fiction.
                        Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922 -- Travel -- Fiction.
                        Slocum, Joshua, b. 1944 -- Travel -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Cartoons and comics.
                        Adventure fiction.
                        Graphic novels.

 
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