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Overview

Meet the father of science fiction, Jule Verne.

Born in France in 1829, Jules Verne always dreamed of adventure. At age 11, he snuck onboard a ship headed for the Indies only to be discovered by his father and have his dreams dashed. After his father made him swear to only travel "in his imagination," Verne kept his promise for the rest of his life. He began writing adventure stories as a young man and became a popular writer throughout France. Known for mixing scientific discovery and literature in his books like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days, Verne is often called "The Father of Science Fiction."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448488509
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 141,220
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

James Buckley, Jr. has written more than 50 books for kids, including Who Was Ernest Shackleton? and Who Was Roberto Clemente?

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