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We're reading another simplified copy of this book (our 4th different edition). Each version includes some things the others didn't, so it's perfect for Joshua and he's mesmerized by it all and tries to draw how he thinks the Nautilus really looks. He wants me to read him the unabridged next, but I think I've had enough and will leave that for HIM to read someday. This book makes me want to read Moby Dick; we keep debating who's worse: Captain Nemo or Captain Ahab.
Another remnant of the children's abridged novel series I had as a kid. And another topic I was totally fascinated with, what the heck was going on in all that big, blue sea. I can't lie, I spent years hoping that someday I'd do something like this. Obviously, every 12 year old girl who sees a dolphin in person decides immediately to be a marine biologist, but I mostly wanted to beat the crap out of a squid. With an axe.
Ron Miller is an illustrator and author living in South Boston, Virginia. Before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1977, Miller was art director for the National Air & Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. Prior to this he was a commercial advertising illustrator. His primary work today entails the writing and illustration of books specializing in astronomical, astronautical and scienc...moreMore about Ron Miller...