Around the World
A Scott O'Dell Award-winning graphic novelist follows three dauntless adventurers on a Jules Verne-inspired challenge: circling the world, solo!As the nineteenth century wound down, a public inspired by the novel Around the World in Eighty Days clamored for intrepid adventure. The challenge of... show more
A Scott O'Dell Award-winning graphic novelist follows three dauntless adventurers on a Jules Verne-inspired challenge: circling the world, solo!As the nineteenth century wound down, a public inspired by the novel Around the World in Eighty Days clamored for intrepid adventure. The challenge of circumnavigating the globe as no one ever had before--a feat assuring fame if not fortune--attracted the fearless in droves. Three hardy spirits stayed the course: In 1884, former miner Thomas Stevens made the journey on a bicycle, the kind with a big front wheel. In 1889, pioneer reporter Nellie Bly embarked on a global race against time that assumed the heights of spectacle, ushering in the age of the American celebrity. And in 1895, retired sea captain Joshua Slocum quietly set sail on a thirty-six-foot sloop, braving pirates and treacherous seas to become the first person to sail around the world alone. With cinematic pacing and deft, expressive art, acclaimed graphic novelist Matt Phelan weaves a trio of epic journeys into a single bold tale of three visionaries who set their sights on nothing short of the world.
Publish date: October 11th 2011
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
It'd be awesome even without the amazing mustaches and the appearance by Mr and Mrs Jules Verne. Replay, when someone becomes fascinated by people in long isolation and adventure.Great material, well handled, and with resources at the end for further reading. I'm now hoping to get to Bly's Ten Days ...
An engaging smorgasbord of adventure travel, with three stories of Earth circumnavigation in the late 1800's. Thomas Stevens, Nellie Bly and Joshua Slocum were each interesting individuals motivated by the same desire to blaze their own life trails in a unique and distinguishing manner. Matt Phelan'...