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Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

or, a fortune made of experiences

Retold by Antonis Papatheodoulou, Illustrated by Iris Samartzi, By Jules Verne

Jules Verne's Adventure Stories


36 Pages, 9.45 x 8.66

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781916409101

Rights: US & CA

Faros Books (Jun 2019)

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Who was the wealthy Mr. Phileas Fogg, where did he come from, how did he make his fortune? These things we are uncertain of, other things however, we do know for sure: that every day, for example, he woke up at exactly 8:00am., ate his breakfast at 8:23am, left his house at 11:30am sharp and returned home at the stroke of midnight. Also, that he accepted a wager to travel around the world in 80 days, which he won, after many exciting adventures! In this new series of picturebooks, award winning author Antonis Papatheodoulou and illustrator Iris Samartzi re-imagine the original Jules Verne’s stories through texts full of playful riddles and delightful vivid illustrations.

Author Biography

Antonis Papatheodoulou has published more than 40 books. He has won the International Compostela Prize for picture books 2016,the Greek State Picturebook Award 2011, the Illustrated Children's Book Award of «Diavazo» literary magazine 2011,the Greek State Picturebook  Award 2012,the Illustrated Book Award of the Greek section of IBBY 2012 and the Non Fiction Award of the Greek section of IBBY 2015. Four of his titles have been included in the White Ravens list. Iris Samartzi studied Graphic Design and Interior Design-Decoration at the Vakalo School of Arts where she graduated with a scholarship. She has attended workshops for children's painting and dramatic art in education. Since 2004 she mainly focuses on children's books illustrations. Many of her books have won the Greek State Award and The Greek IBBY Award. Her picturebook One Last Letter won The Compostela 2016 International Prize.