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Jules Verne
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Zwei Jahre Ferien. (Extraordinary Voyages #32)

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Zwei Jahre Ferien, davon träumt gewiß jeder Junge, wenn ihm die Schule zum Hals heraushängt, aber auch auf einer einsamen und noch so herrlichen Insel muß man sich zusammenreißen, wenn man überleben will.
Vierzehn Jungen zwischen acht und dreizehn Jahren, Schüler einer neuseeländischen Schule, unternehmen eine Art Klassenfahrt auf einem Schiff. Sie geraten in einen Sturm un
Published (first published 1888)
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Henry Avila
May 23, 2015 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A grand tour awaits the delighted, eager, fun loving children from Auckland, New Zealand's, Charman School, 15 boys, from eight to thirteen, in age, maybe, a couple a year older, will be taken on a cruise around the two big islands, a great vacation that will last a few weeks, on board a schooner, with a veteran captain in command, and a capable crew, get away from the tedious work, the never ending boredom, of education. But before they begin circumnavigating the colony, with all the sailors, e ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Rory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, pre-1960
I read this when I was 10 years old and I thought it was fantastic. I came across it while on vacation and staying at a relative stranger's house. In hopes of not having to make conversation, I scanned a bookshelf for anything that seemed to have been published for children. This was obviously an adventure story (never my fave genre) but it was 1. my only option and 2. by an author I already recognized as "one of those important ones." I read it in one long sitting and it veritably transported m ...more
Franco  Santos
El único libro que tengo leído de Verne. Me lo dieron para leer en primaria y recuerdo que me gustó. Debería releerlo algún día para refrescar mis sentimientos hacia esta historia.
May 22, 2011 Juna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hate how this book isn't popular enough. My teacher recommended it to me when I was about eleven and I finished it in two days. I found it really interesting. It's one of the few Jules Verne books I could actually finish. It has the typical Jules Verne descriptions and as usual Verne "predicts" the future with "parasailing" and other inventions not present at the time. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoyed William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. I w ...more
A bunch of boys ends up shipwrecked on an island and instead of going "Lord of flies" at each other they're starting to organize they're daily work and do everything to survive. Obviously, not everyone agrees on everything, but they manage to get along well enough to survive and even to save other people later on.
A rather steady pace of this story made me read it way longer than the page count would suggest, but in the end, it was interesting and I enjoyed the experience. It might not be my fav
Jul 05, 2012 Elena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soy una gran fanática de los clásicos pero no suelo leer muchos libros de aventura aunque como la sinopsis de este me gustó y siempre quise leer algo de Julio Verne decidí darle una oportunidad y no me arrepiento.

El libro me encantó y pasó a formar parte de mis favoritos, la trama es perfecta para una historia de aventuras y los personajes también, además de que el final del libro me gustó mucho (principalmente por el mensaje que deja Verne al lector: "Lo que conviene que quede en las jóvenes me
Aug 02, 2012 Sasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top, old, classics
This was my favorite book around when I was 10, and many characters were my imaginary friends that I took around town with me... The adventures were awesome, the characters were very realistic (I loved how close in age we were) and I must admit, my favorite parts were all the bickering and fighting scenes between the good ones and the mean ones. Tee hee. As another reviewer said, this is the only Jules Verne book I breezed through and re-read over a dozen times. I wish it was more popular now! ( ...more
Jan 09, 2017 Hana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 14, 2014 Realini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two Years Holiday by Jules Verne

What a magic title- Two Years Holiday. It makes you want to read the book, just for the fun of taking this ride with the protagonists.
Or simply to keep it on your lap, to read when you have a little spare time of your own.
But if you want to read on, this is not about Jules Verne, but about my own ten years holiday… it’s been so long since I have read Jules Verne that I can only speak about the fantasy, the idea suggested by the book.
But is it all that desirable to
Dec 13, 2016 Sezgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jules Verne, eşsiz zekasının sınırlarını tahmin etmekte zorlanıyorum. Bu kitap bana biraz yeni dönemden Sineklerin Tanrısı’nı hatırlattı. Tabii ki onlar Jules Verne’den etkilenmişlerdir. ^^
Bir geminin içindeki çocuklar kendilerini bir anda denizin ortasında bulurlar. Ve zar zor bir adaya çıkmayı başarırlar. Bundan sonra macera başlar. Sıkıcı diyenler olmuş kitap için, olabilir uzun tasvir ve olaylar vardı. Ben sıkılmadan okudum, keyif aldım okurken. Yaşları hayli küçük olan bu çocukların olgun d
Apr 30, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is also known as Adrift in the Pacific, the title under which I found it at as a free download. It is almost nonexistent in print form these days, yet it's one I read as a child probably a half dozen times. Why hasn't it stood the test of time with Verne's other books? It's high adventure, the story of 15 school boys, ages 7-15, accidentally set adrift on the first night of school holiday in Auckland and how they survived two years on an island. ...more
Sep 13, 2016 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book way back when I was as old as the boys stranded on the island (10-14) and I absolutely loved it.
I re-read it today only to find that the island is much smaller now, the characters shallower and the story thinner. I would give it only 3 stars today, but that would be a little unfair. I'm way past the expected reading age now.

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Maria Elmvang
I had seen a cartoon adaption of this book many years ago, and though I remember very little of it, I do remember that I really liked it, so when I discovered my sister had the book, I thought I'd give it a shot. I love Robinson-stories, and really enjoyed this one too, despite the fact that Jules Verne put much to much morale into the story AND (especially) that he obviously knew next to nothing about New Zealand!!!! He kept writing about the boys were used to hard winters and had learned ice s ...more
Jun 13, 2012 CatholicBibliophagist rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-lit, 2012
As a contrast to the Swiss Family Robinson, you can't beat Jules Verne's tale of a group of boys accidentally cast away on a desert island for ingenuity and realism.

I enjoyed reading about how the boys set up and managed their small society. (Naturally there is some conflict between the English boys and the French ones.) This is a great books for boys -- clever inventions, hunting and shooting, a wonderful cave dwelling, and taking responsibility for one's actions.

And pirates!
Akemi G
Aug 24, 2015 Akemi G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fiction
One of my favorites in my childhood, along with Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by the same author. I was so excited with this book that I actually dreamed of having the same kind of experience! Also a great coming-of-age novel -- their conflicts are very real.
Mar 10, 2014 Cielo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Usually, I really like Jules Verne, but I just couldn't get very interested in this book. I felt it was a little slow, especially in the beginning, and not a lot really happened overall. It's a shame, because Jules Verne is one of my favorite authors, but I just wasn't feeling it with this book. And doniphan was really annoying.
Mar 18, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It somewhat frustrates me that this book is underrated. Personally, I think this is the best book Jules Verne had ever written. It fascinates me how the characters had the abilities to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulty. And I was really amazed at the house that they built that I wanted to build my own! Double thumbs up to these boys and most especially, to the author!
Jun 08, 2012 Johan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french-books
My daughter had to read this book for her school. I read it to, so we could discuss it. She said: it is difficult to get into it but at the end you read it faster, which is true. An interesting little story! And a happy end.
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Auckland, Australien, 14. Februar 1860. 14 Jungen aus vier Altersklassen des angesehenen Chairman Instituts, wollten in den Sommerferien, als Belohnung für gute Leistungen, einen Segelturn machen und ganz Neuseeland umsegeln. Am Tag vor der Abreise dürfen die Jungen bereits an Bord des Schoners Sloughi übernachten, während sich die Mannschaft noch eine Nacht an Land amüsiert, nur der zwölfjährige, schwarze Schiffsjunge Moko bleibt an Bord. Nachts jedoch lösen sich die Haltetaue, und als die Jung ...more
Czarny Pies
Mar 31, 2016 Czarny Pies rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french-lit
"Two years of Vacation" is a very competent adventure story for pre-adolescents boys that should please Jules Verne's highly committed fans. However, it is highly unorginal. What is worse, it does not deal with technological change and its impact on society which is what Verne's great novels all do. Given the high quality of literature that is currently being produced for young people, there is no reason for parents to encourage their children to read this unremarkable novel.
Parents should be aw
El libro que he leído es un resumen que me regalaron por un concurso del colegio. La calificación que le estoy dando es para el resumen y no para el libro el cual estoy segura de que sería fantástico.
Quiero empezar con algo y es que este libro es bastante ilógico en varios aspectos:
-¿Cómo carajos unos niños van a saber manejar una embarcación?
-Creo que la suerte que tuvieron fue exageradamente grande. Encontraron vicuñas, jaguares, conejos y demás cosas con las que, al parece
Saroj Kumar Biswal
I really liked this adventurous story when I read a translated copy in my childhood.. But now I didn't find it much interesting, may be bcz i already knew the plot. or its for kids .. but still it's a good story.
Nov 01, 2012 Isil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Küçükken okumamışım ben bunu. Tesadüfen çok tatlı bir kopyası geçti elime. T.Tan'a bu güzel kokulu kitap için teşekkür ederim..

Ah o ne tatlı kitap, ne şirin! Tam 623 sayfaydı ama su gibi aktı geçti. Sayfalar da küçüktü ama olsun.. 9-13 yaş arasında bir avuç oğlanın tek başlarına bir tekneyle Yeni Zelanda'dan bilmeyerek açılıp, denizin ortasında kaybolup ıssız bir adaya düşmeleri hikayemiz. Orada bir koloni kuruyorlar. Avcılık yaparak besleniyorlar ve büyük
Jan 27, 2015 Eli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Los protagonistas de Dos Años De Vacaciones son quince jóvenes de distintas nacionalidades abandonados en una isla y luchando por la vida. Las diferencias de nacionalidad integran un conjunto de agudas y profundas reflexiones de orden psicológico que contribuyen tanto a amenizar el relato como a identificar al lector con los protagonistas.
Verne sugiere una situación conflictiva para un grupo de niños, en donde se prueba que el valor y la inteligencia de éstos los ayudan a triunfar frente a dific
Daichi H
This is a book about 15 boys being washed to a non-populated iland without adults. The reason there weren't any adults, was because the boys were taking a nap in the ship before it left while the adults were getting ready, and Brian's little brother cut the rope that tied the ship to the land. While they were on the island, they found places to live in such as the "French Den". They named it that because they found out that a french man was there before them. They also found maps of the island t ...more
Dec 02, 2010 Yupa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Uno dei libri che ha ispirato il "Signore delle Mosche".
Tanto potente è il capolavoro di Golding quanto debole e ridicolo questo volume di Verne, la cui poca luce di cui splende è tutta derivata dal primo, e a posteriori.
Dichiarata versione adolescenziale del Robinson di Defoe, "Due anni di vacanze" ci mostra un branco di ragazzini che, naufragati su un'isola, riescono in quattro e quattr'otto, come nulla fosse, a costruire una loro piccola, democratica, morale civiltà.
E ovviamente l'autore n
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

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