Today is the birth anniversary of the iconic and classic author Jules Verne. He has written so many famous books I thought I would recommend my favorite.
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne is a classic castaway story with loads of adventure. What I liked about this book was how the characters were able to survive and create a new world for themselves. I also loved the mystery that surrounded the island---the twist at the end was a great surprise but a pleasant "ah ha" kind of surprise that I love. I loved this book so much and knew my nephew would like it to----he liked science----that I gave it to him for his birthday (he was even nice about it the second time I gave it to him--aunts have a tendency to forget). Anyway this would be great gift for an older child who likes mystery and science. I look it at as a precursor to "Lost"----a wonderful classic that never gets old.