Picking up where Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days left off, Phileas Fogg's teenage son, Harry, is in trouble. He has made a bet that he can drive a steam-powered motor-car around the world in 100 days. So along with a brilliant but shy mechanic, a sly female journalist, and the son of his opponent in the wager, Harry sets off on a race against time. The trip isn't easy, especially with dissension within the group. The question is, will they be able to finish . . .because the stakes are inconceivably high. qA thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride.q - Kirkus Reviews, starred review qFun and suspenseful.q - Booklist... by way of Manhattan, there was no fanfare when they disembarked in Hoboken , and no crowd of admirers to slow them down. ... The turnpikes were still used by farm wagons and by cyclists, though, so most were in reasonably good repair, and many were marked on maps. ... in trouble, ask for directions from the localsa who, it stood to reason, should know the neighborhood better than some printer inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Around the World in 100 Days|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2010-11-11|