Book Discussion: 20,000 Leagues Under the Mysterious Island

October 16, 2007 at 5:33 pm (Caledon, celebrations, Mysterious Island, the writing of others)

A printed handbill blows along with the crimson leaves on the chill autumn wind.

You stoop to pick it up, and read:

Caledon Library Book of the Month Discussion for October Two Thousand and Seven

Sunday, October the Twenty-First, 2:00 – 3:45pm SLTtime
Whitehorn Library, Caledon VictoriaCity

The Caledon Library’s Book of the Month for October is “Islands of Mystery”. This book comprises two works, the novel _The Secret of the Island_, by Jules Verne & the blog adventure _Journey to 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Mysterious Island_, by The Journeyers of Caledon.

_The Secret of the Island_ is the third novel of The Mysterious Island trilogy, Verne’s sequel to _20,000 Leagues Under the Sea_. Castaways on an island in the South Pacific at the time of the American Civil War establish a colony, and undergo a thrilling, and closely described, series of privations and adventures. But a mysterious hand seems to be intervening in their fate….

In the collaborative adventure _Journey to 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Mysterious Island_, The Journeyers of Caledon chronicle a remarkable tale as it unfolds. A Mysterious Island arises off the coast of Caledon, a volcano the locals nickname “Phillip”. As the volcanic activity and earthquakes threaten Caledon, an expedition is assembled by the Royal Society of Natural Sciences. The expedition consists of an unlikely mixture of scientists, adventurers, curious nobles, a stowaway neko, a winsome witch, and a dastardly noble set on taking the treasure of the island for his own. On their Heroic Mission, the journeyers encounter all manner of curious beings, giant killer bunnies, amorous penguins, insane tribesman wearing jetpacks made of battered discarded industrial parts and bamboo….and each other!

The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne

The Secret of the Island, by Jules Verne
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21489
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/v/verne/jules/v52mi/chapter43.html

Journey to 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Mysterious Island, by The Journeyers of Caledon

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