20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Carl Bowen


20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Carl Bowen

Presenting the classic tale of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - brought vividly to life in graphic novel form! Simple text is combined with vibrant artwork to help less confident readers enjoy some of the best stories ever told! Bonus end matter including oral discussion questions, ideas for creative writing and author and illustrator profiles help to deepen understanding and enjoyment. Reading age: 8-10 years; Interest age: 8-14 years. British English. Scientist Pierre Aronnax sets sail to hunt a sea monster. He soon discovers that the creature is really a high-tech submarine. To keep this secret from being revealed, the sub's leader, Captain Nemo, takes the men hostage. Now, each man must decide whether to trust Nemo or to try to escape his underwater world.


'A monster has appeared at sea, a monster that can cross oceans and, semmingly, continents, and Pierre Aronnax thinks he knows its origins. But when he and two friends attack the monster, they discover it is actually a great underwater machine, and the real monster is its tortured captain.

About the Author

Carl Bowen is a father, husband, and writer living in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has published a handful of novels, short stories, and comics. For Stone Arch Books and Capstone, Carl has retold 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (by Jules Verne), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (by Robert Louis Stevenson), The Jungle Book (by Rudyard Kipling), Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (from A Thousand and One Nights), Julius Caesar (by William Shakespeare), and The Murders in the Rue Morgue (by Edgar Allan Poe). Carl's novel, Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry, earned a starred review from Kirkus Book Reviews.

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72 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

2nd July 2009



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