The Story of Captain Nemo Hardback
by Dave Eggers
Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
A teenage boy and his uncle embark on the adventure of their lives "Don't you worry, son.
Whatever it is that's been killing the sailors, I will kill it." In this science-fiction classic-reimagined by Dave Eggers in modern times, and from the point of view of the fourteen-year-old Consuelo-the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax sets sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster which has been terrorizing the oceans, wrecking ship after ship and causing countless deaths.
But they discover an even stranger truth: the "sea-monster" is in fact a submarine, captained by Nemo, who is living in self-imposed exile in international waters.
Consuelo and Arronax join Nemo on the submarine, and so begin their exciting adventures ...Dave Eggers is the author of many books for adults and a few for young people, including The Wild Things.
He is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of writing, tutoring and publishing centres for youth.
A sister centre, The Ministry of Stories, opened in East London in 2010.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 104 pages, Colour, throughout
- Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
- Publication Date: 24/10/2013
- Category: Classic
- ISBN: 9781782690184