Around the World

Phelan, Matt

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Around the World
Challenged with circling the world at the end of the nineteenth century, three very different adventurers--avid bicyclist Thomas Stevens, fearless reporter Nellie Bly, and retired sea captain Joshua Slocum--embark on epic journeys.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763636197
Branch Call Number: J GRAPHIC GN FIC P
Characteristics: 235 p. : chiefly col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm.


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Three true tales of intrepid travelers - bicyclist Thomas Stevens, reporter Nellie Bly, and lonely sea captain Joshua Slocum - who take solo journeys around the world.

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Feb 26, 2015
  • brontelit87 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is a good introduction to three fascinating adventurers in the 19th century. However, the one issue that I have with this book is that Nellie Bly is presented as rather ugly. The real Nellie Bly was attractive. Overall, though, this is a good intro. to these interesting people. Recommended.

Apr 17, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Maybe this’ll inspire some kid to read Around the World in 80 Days. Or maybe even vow to take a trip around the world themselves someday. If three people could do it for such vastly different reasons, so too can a 21st century kid. Around the World allows us to gape in wonder at those folks that finished what they began. By bike, by sail, by train, they circled the globe and lived to tell the tale. And Matt Phelan knows just how to bring such tales to life. Great stuff.


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Apr 17, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 17, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In the second half of the 19th century a fictional character set out with a challenge. His name was Phileas Fogg, the book was Around the World in 80 Days and the challenge was inherent in the title. So popular was the novel that it inspired others to travel in Fogg’s footsteps, so to speak. Three in particular come to mind. First, a miner by the name of Thomas Stevens. Thinking that there must be more to life than spending it underground, Stevens was inspired when he saw his very first bicycle. After purchasing one and biking across the country Stevens got it into his head to go bigger. Why not bike around the world? Next up, the intrepid female reporter Nellie Bly who vowed to beat Fogg’s 80-day mark and became a national sensation in the process. Finally there was Captain Joshua Slocum, a man haunted by his own past who sailed around the world over a time span of more than three years. Three people. Three reasons for their trips. Three entrancing stories.


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