A timeless classic comes alive with Francesca Rossi's gorgeous illustrations, now in a smaller format.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea represents an authentic prototype for every tale of undersea adventure. On board the submarine Nautilus, young readers will be fascinated by the enigmatic Captain Nemo and will come to be astounded by the wonders that populate the depth of the sea. The splendid illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist capable of capturing vividly and realistically the atmosphere of the stories, will carry the children into the heart of the adventure. Almost as if they could browse the pages of the Nautilus logbook, they will be enthralled by the illustrations and sketches interspersing the narrative, which has been specially adapted to respond to the taste and sensibility of the young readers of today.
Francesca Rossi was born in 1983 and graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence. She publishes illustrated books with various Italian publishers and does drawings for covers and posters. In addition to illustrating, she offers educational workshops in schools and libraries, and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star Kids, she curated the Classic Fairytales series, Who's Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, and the titles Fairy Tale Adventures, Forest Fairy Tales, and The Magical World of Princesses.
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires