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.
Francesca Rossi has illustrated numerous children’s books for White Star, including Who’s Afraid of Witches?, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Little Women, Gulliver's Travels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires