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Review of A Race Around the World: The Story of An Incredible Journey

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The year is 1889, the place is New York, when a young reporter named Nellie Bly decides to do the impossible. Her goal, inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days is to circumnavigate the globe in only 75 days! Something that hadn’t ever been achieved, not even in the pages of a book.

Little does she know, that just mere hours after setting off on her legendary trip, a different New York publisher sent one of their writers, Elizabeth Bisland in the opposite direction to race her and beat her time.

Naturally, only one of the spunky women could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record breaking time.

Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time.

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You can see the passion and interest that has been poured into this book by the author. You can tell by reading the book, that Caroline Starr Rose had a true fascination with Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, and her will to share this amazing story with the world. 

Before reading about this book, I had never even heard of Nellie Bly or Elizabeth Bisland, much less of the tremendous journeys they took. 

There are a few things that make this book special: 

The first thing that I love about this book is that it is perfect for children of any age. Whether they are 5 years old, and are more interested in the fascinating illustrations, or whether they are a teenager, soaking up the information included.

The text is simple enough for young children to understand, while at the same time remaining full of enough information to keep older children engaged. This is a not an easy task to accomplish, but the author managed beautifully.

Nothing draws children into a book better than wonderful illustrations. In fact, they are one of the first things that I noticed when I opened the book. It is always important that the illustrations complement the text, and that is certainly the case for this book.

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There is nothing worse than a boring book. One that just goes on and on, and doesn’t seem to go anywhere. When it comes to nonfiction books, this can many times be the situation. A Race Around the World, though it is nonfiction, and full of names, dates, and historical information, is not boring!

It is engaging and interesting. You keep reading because you want to know if both women beat the record in the end. Which one wins the race? How?

A Race Around the World is an engaging picture book, that is suitable for almost any age. It has wonderful illustrations that perfectly complement the text, and most importantly, it’s not boring!

These are the desirable qualities of any nonfiction picture book intended for children.

I strongly suggest you pick up a copy for your children. It is worth every cent you pay for it, and it will be read and admired for years to come!

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Happy reading! 

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