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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

ISBN-10: 0141321040

ISBN-13: 9780141321042

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jules Verne, Robert Baldick, Diana Wynne Jones

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When Axel deciphers an old parchment that describes a secret passage through a volcano to the centre of the earth, nothing will stop him and his eccentric uncle from embarking on a perilous, terrifying journey through the subterranean world.
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jules Verne (1828-1905) is the author of numerous adventure stories grounded in popularizations of science.

Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76.