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.
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Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
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The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
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Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
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Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
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Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
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Excerpt from The Middle-Aged Lover, Vol. 1 of 2: A StoryThe house in which the dinner-party was given was that of Mr. William Gard...iner, who had been a barrister in fair practice, and was now a county-court judge. The band'of ladies sitting in the drawing-room, pursuing the rites carried on at that mystip season, was composed of the following elements.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Carlin the raccoon is afraid of everything. Then he meets Big Bear who tells him that there is a way to get courage. Alone, Carlin... must make a perilous journey and bring back the secret ingredient for Big Bear's Bravery Soup. read more
It has been eight long years since eight-year-old Nicholas Claus was last seen disappearing in a flash with the world's Christmas ...spirit stored safely within his very being. Now a strapping teenager, Nicholas struggles to find his way among his new brethren, the Sugar Plum Fairies, until one day a special reindeer and snowman bring Nick a treasured snow globe containing The Christmas Song. This snow globe and song just may be the key to helping Nicholas discover his forgotten past and realize his ultimate destiny. Meanwhile, the evil Ice Queen has enlisted the aid of Jack Frost and recruited him to join her and her troll warriors in destroying Christmas once and for all. As her power grows, people all over the lands must heed her demand to declare their Christmas beliefs and have them removed or suffer dire consequences. With the supreme strength of the Nutcracker war machine at her disposal, it seems that nothing can stop the Ice Queen from ending Christmas forever. That is, unless Nicholas Claus and his friends, including Prince Hero, the Kringles, and especially Nicholas's big sister, Shelby, can stop the queen before it's too late. This fantasy adventure tale is the follow-up to the story begun in Santa Claus: The Spirit of Christmas. The tale is sure to delight readers of all ages as so much surrounding the greatest holiday icon ever is explained in joyous yuletide splendor. read more
With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceb...erg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this level 1 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful images, National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears can't miss. read more
‘Around the world in eighty days’ - one of the best novels written by Jules Verne. The fascinating story of Phileas Fogg, his chee...rful servant Passepartout and their stunning imagination of a world tour, full of dangerous adventures, has been familiar to us from childhood through numerous films and cartoons. This publication, illustrated by the famous Australian artist, will help readers to differently look at the magnificent novel of the classic of French literature. read more
Evocative of an era when all travel was an adventure, this timeless classic is perfectly captured by Robert Ingpen's rich and deta...iled illustrations Although we live in an age when round-the-world travel is possible in hours rather than weeks, Jules Verne's tale of a race against the clock has never lost its power to thrill. Set in 1872, Mr. Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of precision and predictability, and his manservant, the ever resourceful Passepartout, ride through India on an elephant, sail the South China Sea in the teeth of a typhoon, and cross the snow-covered plains of the American Wild West in order to fulfill a wager that the journey can be completed in just 80 days. The acrobatic and inquisitive Passepartout can seldom keep out of trouble. While he is pursued by irate Indian priests, drugged in an opium den, and saving a runaway train, his master's composure is never broken as the hours tick away on his precisely accurate pocket watch. But Phileas Fogg is above all a gentleman, and stopping to save the life of a beautiful young widow may have cost him his fortune. The ill-assorted but determined trio have to use all of their ingenuity and some remarkable vehicles to race back to London. Will they make it in time? read more
Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an ...extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle’s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne’s adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly reﬂecting on time, space, and one man’s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society. read more
Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune on the astounding proposition that he can travel all the way around the w...orld in just 80 days. So begins this classic 1873 tale of adventure, entertainment, and suspense, as Fogg and his French valet, Passepartout, circle the globe by train and ship. To add to the drama, a Scotland Yard detective, convinced that Fogg is a criminal evading justice, has vowed to stop them in their tracks.Jules Verne's novel colorfully recaptures the spirit of its time, when readers were fascinated by new technologies and eager to discover faraway places. This travelogue sweeps through many exotic settings, including the jungles of India, where Fogg and Passepartout rescue a rajah's widow, and across the Pacific to the American frontier, where they brave a bison stampede and an attack by Sioux Indians. Generations have thrilled to this action-packed story, which continues to capture the imagination of young readers. read more
Jules Verne—and his one-of-a-kind hero, Phileas Fogg—take children on an action-packed, whirlwind race around the world. For as lo...ng as anyone can remember, Fogg’s daily ritual has never varied by even a minute. Then, on a whim and a bet, he sets out to prove that he can span the globe and return to his club in London in only 80 days. Suddenly, his life is turned upside down, and every day offers an exciting new adventure. Kids will love it! read more
Around the World in Eighty Days
‘Today is Wednesday 2nd October. If I am back in this very room in the Reform Club on Saturday 21st December by eight forty-five i...n the evening, I win. Phileas Fogg bets £20,000 that he can go round the world in eighty days – a huge sum of money in 1872, worth more than a million pounds today! When he sets off on his amazing journey with his clever servant, Passepartout, they cannot afford the slightest delay. Will the two travellers have time to help Princess Aouda, when the brave and beautiful young woman is threatened with a cruel fate? Detective Fix believes that Mr Fogg is a bank robber, and plans to arrest him. Will that be the end of Phileas Fogg’s chance to save his fortune? read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, n...otations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. read more
In this classic adventure story, a wealthy gentleman, Phileas Fogg, makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.... Fogg and his servant set off immediately, determined to win this race against time. Little do they know they aren't making the journey alone.... Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent. read more
Excerpt from Around the World, in Ten DaysAll of which goes to show, once more, that truth is stranger than fiction; that the seem...ingly impossible of the fiction of to-day becomes out done by the fact of to-morrow.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Phileas Fogg, a rich gentleman, joins some members of his private club in a wager that he cannot travel around the world in 80 day...s. Immediately he prepares for his departure, along with his servant, Passepartout. Little does Fogg know that Inspector Fix, a Scotland Yard detective seeking a bank robber who matches Fogg’s description, is hot on their tailClassics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. read more
Why do Scottish families place candles in the windows on Christmas Eve? Why was mistletoe once banned from holiday decorations in ...Scotland? Are bees busy on Christmas Day in Scotland? The exciting, eye-catching pictures and easy-to-read sentences in Christmas in Scotland help young readers learn about how people in Scotland celebrate Christmas. The book shares special songs and easy-to-follow Christmas recipes and crafts that represent Scotland. The book also has a helpful glossary and an index that direct students to the most important terms and topics. World Book s Christmas Around the World series helps kids with a 6th to 8th grade primary reading level learn about some of the richest Christmas traditions in different countries and regions of the world. Each book teaches kids the highlights of the holiday celebrations in such places as Vienna, Austria; Bethlehem and Jerusalem; and Italy and Vatican City. The books share special songs and easy-to-follow Christmas recipes and crafts that represent a particular country or region. Each book also has a helpful glossary and an index that direct students to the most important terms and topics. read more
Join the Van Go family as they set out in their beloved little blue camper van on a globetrotting whirlwind of an adventure across... the world, trying out a range of vehicles from tuk tuks to helicopters! Join them as they take in the sights on a red bus in London, watch them hail a yellow cab in New York and help them navigate the twisty turns of the Paris metro. This is an entertaining adventure story perfect for little fans of everything that goes 'vroom'! Follow the Van Gos as they travel in different vehicles throughout their trip and find out how popular modes of transport look in different cities and countries around the world. read more
Flags Around the World:Age range: 8 years and upMatch flags with their countries to score pointsComes with game board, 200 cards, ...36 Alias pawns and rules read more
A holiday celebration of diversity!From Ethiopian fringed umbrellas and star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns to candlelit Swedish S...t. Lucia crowns, Christmas Around the World brings together Christmas traditions from twelve different lands, like decorations on a splendid tree."A visually attractive and thoughtful presentation for those seasonal school assignments," praised School Library Journal. Includes a section on craft ideas, a pronunciation guide, a page of Christmas sayings, and two pages of Fact and Fiction.Author Mary Lankford was the director of library services for the Texas Education Agency and received many awards, among them the Texas Library Association Distinguished Service Award. read more
Puzzles, intricately detailed worlds, and stylish scenes are sure to appeal to readers of all agesInspired by Jules Verne’s iconic... novel, this stunning puzzle book is a treat for readers of all ages. Aleksandra Artymowska’s imagining of the classic tale is packed with steamships, airships, railways, penny-farthings, and any other kind of transport you can imagine — and it will take you on a voyage like no other. Each intricate puzzle, from labyrinthine mazes to missing-object hunts, is guaranteed to fascinate, puzzle, and inspire. It’s a book to pour over again and again. read more
All Around the World is a charmingly illustrated journey of discovery through different environments, including the ocean, forest,... jungle, desert, and Arctic. Each is shown in a giant fold-out panorama, ready to be populated with the four hundred reusable animal stickers that bring the landscapes to life. Children will love Géraldine Cosneau’s quirky illustrations and have fun deciding which animals belong in each panorama. On the reverse side of the panoramas are large outline pictures of animals to complete.When finished, the panoramas can be detached and hung on the wall or left in the book to be used again. With eight large fold-out scenes and hundreds of charming reusable stickers, this book lets young children discover a whole new world of adventure and fun and make it their very own.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 50Reading Level: Age 3 and Up read more
Join the little ones on their fantastic voyage of discovery around the world.When the little ones take a trip around the world, th...ey find new sights and sounds to be identified in each country, from the U.K. to Japan! Full of busy scenes and a simple story to help young children learn new words. read more
Take a thrilling whirlwind trip around the world with Phileas Fogg! When Fogg—a man of habit whose every day is just like the one ...before—makes a bet that he can circle the globe and be back in his men’s club in just 80 days, the race is on. Jules Verne’s classic tale bubbles with excitement, suspense, and colorful locations. read more
In London, 1872, a man named Phileas Fogg makes a bet with his friends that he can travel across the entire planet in eighty days.... The wager? More than half his sizable fortune -- and the exact same amount of money that was stolen from a nearby bank a day earlier. Fogg hastily departs in the company of Passepartout, his personal attendant, on a journey that will take the two men all over the wide world by way of every known means of transportation. Little does Fogg know that a sly detective trails his every globetrotting step . . . These full-color graphic novels feature enhanced Common Core State Standards support, including discussion and writing prompts developed by a Common Core expert, an expanded introduction, and bolded glossary words. They're sure to hook even the most reluctant of readers. read more
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in... an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. read more