The Lost World

The Lost World

Book - 2008
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Boys are mysterious creatures, with rich imaginations and inner lives at which most can only guess. Luckily, a few writers have the talent to capture their fantasies of extraordinary adventure and epic bravery. Inspired by the success of The Dangerous Book For Boys , the six titles of the Penguin Great Books For Boys collection celebrate the adventurer within every boy with tales of shipwreck, murder, espionage, and survival. With a striking series look that is nostalgic and, at the same time, completely modern, these Great Books For Boys are sure to appeal to boys young and old .

Unlucky in love, but desperate to prove himself in an adventure, journalist Ed Malone is sent to interview the infamous and hot-tempered Professor Challenger about his bizarre South American expedition findings? especially his sketches of a strange plateau and the monstrous creatures that appear to live there.

But rather than being angry at his questions, Challenger invites him along on his next field trip. Malone is delighted; until it becomes clear that the Professor was telling the truth about the terrible lost world he discovered.

Will they all survive the terrifying creatures on the island? And will anyone ever believe what they saw there?
Publisher: London : Penguin Group, 2008
ISBN: 9780141033778
Branch Call Number: CLASS PB Doy 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 263 p. --


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Oct 20, 2017

Doyle does an amazing job with the characters and plot. Plus, a couple of parts you may find funny. The information about the dinosaurs is a little bit more than off. But you should expect that considering this was written in 1915,(I think it was 1915)

Jun 16, 2016

Discoverers find a prehistoric pocket of land on the earth that includes dinosaurs, ape-men and prehistoric fauna. The adventures are related to the reader by way of letters to London from Irish athletic reporter Malone about experiences encountered by Professor George Challenger. Colorful descriptions of the land and encounters make this a book well worth reading.

jasontrent Apr 21, 2014

This was a very entertaining read. Dinoasures, ape men and quarreling scientists. I wish Doyle had wrtiten more science fiction, I found it much more fun to read than Wells or Verne. Sacrilege, I know-but true!

Dec 24, 2013

Oh hi, I'm Michael Crichton and I'm just going to steal this title from ACD. Seriously dude, be cool. Before dinosaurs were even a gleam in Crichton's eye, the creator of Sherlock Holmes wrote a novel about explorers finding dinosaurs in South America. It's a little cheesy and not very scientific, but it's a fun read. The basis for a 1920s silent film that had some pioneering special effects (available on YouTube).

Aug 22, 2013

A great detailed book, beautifully written, and captivating characters. The beginning is kind of pathetic (the main character's motivation for starting the mission), but after he gets going, it's great all the way through to the end.

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Oct 20, 2017

green_cat_3454 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jan 31, 2012

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