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Jules Verne’s classic novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, is a true prototype for the adventure story. This new illustrated version captures Phileas Fogg’s thrilling race around the globe in a fresh, modern, and original way. Will he, and his manservant Passepartout, beat the clock and win their bet? Francesca Rossi’s splendid illustrations bring the tale’s many landscapes and vivid atmosphere to life.
AGES: 6 plus
Francesca Rossi graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers, and designs book covers and posters. In addition to illustrating, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids, she curated the Classic Fairytales series, Who’s Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, and the titles Fairy Tale Adventures, Forest Fairy Tales, and The Magical World of Princesses. Francesca lives in Italy.