Biography for Around the World in Eighty Days
Independent Publishing Group
Jules Verne (1828-1905) helped pioneer the science fiction genre. His most famous works include Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction, among them The Jungle Book and the centenary edition of Peter Pan and Wendy. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature.