Around the World in Eighty Days
By Francesca Rossi (Illustrator), Jules Verne (Author)
Some novels are considered classics of children literature, read by numerous generations of young readers who made them immortal. That is the case with Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, a true prototype for many later adventure tales. The thrilling race against time of eccentric Phileas Fogg and his manservant Passepartout, having to run around the planet to win a bet, is here presented in a modern and original way, thanks to the splendid drawings by Francesca Rossi, an artist able to capture the vivid atmosphere of the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
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 ,and Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, and the titles Fairy Tale Adventures, Forest Fairy Tales, and The Magical World of Princesses.