The day Jules Verne published his first novel – level 1


Five Weeks in a Balloon is a book. Jules Verne writes this book. People can buy the book on 31 January 1863.

The book tells the story of three British men. They travel across Africa in a balloon. Their journey starts in Zanzibar on the east coast. The journey ends in Senegal on the west coast.

In the book, Verne writes about real and fictional technologies. It is very interesting for his readers. The book is also full of adventures which happen during the journey across the continent.

People like this book very much.

Difficult words: coast (a place between the land and the sea), fictional (not real), adventure (an interesting and dangerous journey).

What technologies did Jules Verne mention in Five Weeks in a Balloon that were ahead of their time?


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