Since its first publication in 1864, Jules Verne's fantastic novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" has touched the imagination of entire generations of young readers. Dreaming of embarking on a journey to the very depths of our planet accompanied by Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel, children will find exciting adventures on every page: from the remains of prehistoric animals, to underground lakes, and caves full of precious minerals to dangerous volcanic explosions.
The splendid illustrations by artist Francesca Rossi, able to really bring to life the atmospheres of the work and express its emotive content, will bring young readers straight to the very heart of the tale, making them feel a part of the story.
This volume is set out as a travel journal, with large coloured images and some sketches alternating with the texts, specially adapted for the sensitivity and taste of contemporary young readers.
Francesca Rossi 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, she illustrated 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, Little Women and Around the World in Eighty Days