Around the World in 100 Days by Gary Blackwood

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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.

"A thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Fun and suspenseful." - Booklist


About Gary Blackwood

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Gary Blackwood is the author of a number of books for young readers. They include The Shakespeare Stealer and Shakespeare's Scribe, the first two award-winning novels about Widge, and, most recently, The Year of the Hangman.
Published November 11, 2010 by Puffin. 368 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Common Sense Media

Harry is a rather thoughtless, directionless wealthy young man at the start of the book, but he finds himself through his hard journey.

Nov 11 2010 | Read Full Review of Around the World in 100 Days

Readers who are paying close attention will find some interesting historical details about life around the turn of the century, and those familiar with Verne's original story will appreciate how details from the first book are worked into this sequel.

Oct 06 2014 | Read Full Review of Around the World in 100 Days

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