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From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

Or a Cannon for Peace

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

Jules Verne's Adventure Stories


36 Pages, 9.5 x 8.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (CA $23.99) (US $17.99)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781916409156

Rights: US & CA

Faros Books (Jun 2020)

Price: $17.99


A retelling for children of the 1865 novel by Jules Verne

Impey Barbicane thought of making the greatest cannon of them all—a powerful cannon not for war, but for peace, made to shoot not the enemy, but the surface of the moon. "Peace, peace at last! But now no one needs cannon-makers anymore . . . and I love my job and know how to do it well. If only there were cannons for peace, I could make them better than anyone." Those were Impey Barbicanes thoughts, as he was staring at the moon which gave him a brilliant idea: he would make the greatest cannon in the world, a cannon that would expand the human knowledge! Made not to fight the enemy but to launch a shell to the surface of the Moon! Indeed, that would be the cannon of peace!

Author Biography

Jules Verne is the author of Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Antonis Papatheodoulou has won the International Compostela Prize for picture books 2016, the Greek State Picturebook Award 2011 and 2012, the Illustrated Children's Book Award of Diavazo literary magazine , 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's One Last Letter won The Compostela 2016 International Prize.