The Story of Captain Nemo

The Story of Captain Nemo

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By (author) Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Fabian Negrin, Designed by Fabian Negrin

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  • Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 104 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 252mm x 16mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 24 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1782690182
  • ISBN 13: 9781782690184
  • Illustrations note: Colour, throughout
  • Sales rank: 309,340

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A teenage boy and his uncle embark on the adventure of their lives "Don't you worry, son. Whatever it is that's been killing the sailors, I will kill it." In this science-fiction classic-reimagined by Dave Eggers in modern times, and from the point of view of the fourteen-year-old Consuelo-the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax sets sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster which has been terrorizing the oceans, wrecking ship after ship and causing countless deaths. But they discover an even stranger truth: the "sea-monster" is in fact a submarine, captained by Nemo, who is living in self-imposed exile in international waters. Consuelo and Arronax join Nemo on the submarine, and so begin their exciting adventures ...Dave Eggers is the author of many books for adults and a few for young people, including The Wild Things. He is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of writing, tutoring and publishing centres for youth. A sister centre, The Ministry of Stories, opened in East London in 2010.

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Dave Eggers is the author of many books for adults and a few for young people, including The Wild Things. He is the co- founder of 826 National, a network of writing, tutoring and publishing centres for youth.A sister centre, The Ministry of Stories, opened in East London in 2010.

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[Save the Story] is being pursued with rare editorial panache. These books look enticing, are generously sized and dashingly illustrated... What makes these books special is that, brilliantly told by top-flight novelists, they are fresh, idiosyncratic and winning... Dave Eggers takes nicely judged liberties with Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea as Captain Nemo but stays true to its spirit. There is nonstop entertainment on board his submarine - the writing is such fun -- Kate Kellaway Observer We love the new, illustrated retellings in the brilliant Save the Story range from Pushkin Press TBK Magazine An amazing new series from Pushkin Books in which literary, adult authors retell classics (with terrific illustrations) for a younger generation... includes... Dave Egger's crisply gung-ho Captain Nemo Daily Telegraph Marvellously written... engrossing... beautifully constructed to make gifts to be treasured for Christmas Fluxlings This handsomely illustrated series, also including Antigone, Gulliver's Travels and Captain Nemo, offers younger readers vivid, accessible first encounters with some literary heavyweights Metro A children's book of the year 2013 Time Out London Perfect for readers old, young or in-between. -- Mark Perryman Huffington Post An international selection of well-established writers, each matched with a timelessly popular children's tale to reinterpret and rewrite, loyal to the original but given a new twist in the process. Oh, and lavishly illustrated too -- Mark Perryman Deliciously artful... the best kind of story -- David Coward TLS Beautifully illustrated... A essential read Upcoming4Me