AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY
New York : Morrow, 1988
IL 5-8, RL 7.0
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Fogg’s ever-so-precise daily routine is interrupted when he takes part
in a wager among his friends at the Reform Club. The wager seems simple,
to travel completely around the circumference of the Earth in eighty days.
Problem is, in these times, parts of the world are savage and it will be
incredibly difficult to accomplish. It has never been done before, only
on paper. Theoretically, the shortest possible time to travel around the
world is eighty days, but that’s assuming everything goes exactly according
to plan and there are no delays. However, Phileas does not believe this.
He believes that every possible delay, every possible accident or obstacle,
has been added into the total amount of time. He sets off with his servant
Passepartout, and begins his journey around the world. Will Phileas Fogg
and Passepartout make the incredible journey around the world in less than
eighty days? (Geoff Buickus, High School Student)
Voyages around the world -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
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