Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)

If you enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth, then here’s another classic by the “father of science fiction”!

sea.jpgWhat massive and powerful sea creature is wreaking havoc on the world’s shipping industry? Three men venture out on the high seas to discover this creature and destroy it.  However, they discover it’s not a sea creature at all, but a man named Captain Nemo (ever wonder where Disney got that name??) who is seeking revenge!

Captain Nemo has invented a submarine, the Nautilus, that is far ahead of its time and introduces his three visitors to an underwater world they could never have dreamed of.  But when they begin to question Nemo’s sanity, they must act to save themselves and possibly all of humanity!

No wonder Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has never been out of print in nearly 150 years!  The 1954 Disney film starring James Mason and Kirk Douglas is still worth watching!

Middle to High School Grade Reading Levels, 256 pages, Published in 1870.

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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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