Item description for From the Earth to the Moon (Bring the Classics to Life: Level 4) by Jules Verne...
Overview This old-time favorite is now written in a way that makes it easier for the children to understand. Each chapter also has a vocabulary list and focus places for the children to mind. At the end of each chapter it also has a comprehension check for the children to take.
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Studio: EDCON Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Edcon Publishing Group
Series Bring the Classics to Life
ISBN 155576181X ISBN13 9781555761813
Availability 0 units.
More About Jules Verne
Jules Verne was born into a family with a seafaring tradition in Nantes, France in 1828. Verne was sent to Paris to study law, but once there, he quickly fell in love with the theater. He was soon writing plays and opera librettos, and his first play was produced in 1850. When he refused his father's entreaties to return to Nantes and practice law, his allowance was cut off, and he was forced to make his living by selling stories and articles. Soon he was turning out imaginative stories such as Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and From the Earth to the Moon (1865), which were immensely popular all over the world. His ability to envision the next stage in man's technological progress produced 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and Michael Strogoff (1876). His biggest success came with Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Verne's books made him famous and rich. In 1876, he bought a large steam yacht in which he could write more comfortably than on shore. His books were widely translated, dramatized, and later filmed. He died in Amiens in 1905.
Jules Verne lived in Nantes. Jules Verne was born in 1828 and died in 1905.
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Reviews - What do customers think about From the Earth to the Moon (Bring the Classics to Life: Level 4)?
Remarkable! May 2, 2010
With the end of the American Civil War, the Baltimore Gun Club (dedicated to artillery pieces) sinks into depression as its expertise is no longer needed. However, salvation comes when the president of the Club, Impey Barbacane, challenges the Club to use its artillery expertise to launch a manned vehicle to the Moon. It's the kind of challenge that no American can resist, and soon the world is treated to the very first attempt to leave the Earth.
Jules Verne, that master of early science-fiction first published this remarkable book in 1865, and it is amazing how many of Verne's ideas found their echo in the real space program of 100 years later. Verne places his three(!) intrepid explorers in a "cylindro-conical" projectile that was quite close in size to the Apollo Command Module, the launch structure was built in Florida, and more. Indeed, for its time, this book must have been viewed as as much a work of science as fiction - the author went to great lengths to explain the science behind his proposed flight system.
Now, admittedly, the science behind Verne's cannon-fire launch system is HEAVILY flawed, and it never could have worked. But, considering the scientific knowledge of the day, the wonder is that the book is so logical and realistic. And even more, the story is often humorous and always entertaining. If you want to read a really entertaining work of paleo-science-fiction, then get this book, you will not be disappointed!
Great On Kindle Aug 5, 2009
I am a 12-year-old girl and I am really into astronomy and math and science and I'd have to say that this is a great and educational read if you are someone like me. Oh an it's also a great version (inexpensive, too!) to read on my Kindle2.
From the Earth to the Moon - teacher's prespective Oct 28, 2008
This is a terrific book for middle to high school students. It relates directly to aerospace education and provides many cross curricular applications in math, science, and language arts.
Free SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
Unfortunately, From the Earth to the Moon always struck me as being on the rather dull side, so it took me a while to get through it the first time I read it. I can't really recommend this to many, except perhaps those interested in the history of science fiction, or really big Verne fans. The story of the first trip to Earth's satellite.
A Science Fiction Classic Mar 10, 2007
Jules Verne, the father of science fiction, made several predictions that came true in this book. The book is exciting from cover to cover. It deserves more credit than it seems to be getting. It was written over one hundred years ago. I would recommend this book to any science fiction fan. Danny Fleming, author of How to Prove The Collatz Conjecture.