Classic Starts®: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne (Author), Lisa Church (Abridged by), Karl James Mountford (Illustrator)

Series Classic Starts®


Pub Date 12/5/2023

ISBN 9781454942269

Format Hardcover



Classic Starts®: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne, Lisa Church, Karl James Mountford
Explore the mysterious underwater world in this illustrated chapter-book retelling of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, part of the bestselling Classic Starts® series that has sold more than 8 million copies! 

Professor Aronnax embarks on an underwater exploration, only to be captured by Captain Nemo, the head of a submarine with a mysterious backstory. As they travel through underwater forests filled with enormous sea creatures, Professor Aronnax can’t help but wonder: will he ever safely return to land?   
This retelling is the perfect way to introduce young readers to what is arguably Jules Verne’s most popular sci-fi novel. The book also includes discussion questions.  

Born in 1828, Jules Verne initially followed the career track of an ordinary bourgeois Frenchman. However, literary ambition soon took over, and at the age of 20 he began publishing plays and short stories. By the end of his life, in 1905, Verne had published more than 60 books. Verne remains best known for Journey to the Center of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.