Friday, December 2, 2011

Around the World by Matt Phelan - ADVISABLE

Phelan, Matt  Around the World, 235 pages.  Candlewick Press, 2011. $24.99.  Language G; Mature Content G; Violence G.  GRAPHIC NOVEL.  Following the printing of the novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, three different adventurers decided to give it a go themselves.  The three stories in this book are about Thomas Stevens, Nellie Bly and Joshua Slocum.  Each story captures the personalities of the adventurers and their thoughts and emotions.  The art work is more telling than the words used.  Thomas Stevens traveled by bike, Nellie Bly by trains and cruise ships and Joshua Slocum by a sail boat.  The author pulls the reader into their lives so much that when I was done reading I found myself looking for different versions of their stories.  EL, MS-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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