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Around the World in 100 Days

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Picking up where Around the World in Eighty Days left off, Harry Fogg, the son of Phileas Fogg, has just made a wager of his own. Harry bets that he can drive a steam-powered motorcar all the way around the world in only 100 days. Racing off with three companions, Harry undertakes a grueling journey that will pit him against flash fires, marauders, and even sabotage from w ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published November 11th 2010 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published November 1st 2010)
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Oct 02, 2016 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the beginning of September my local library held something in the conference room that I love-a $1.00 back to school book sale. Inside were tables full of donated children's, middle grade, and YA books. I pretty much love a book sale anywhere, anytime. If there's books for sale, I'm there. I found plenty of good books. Some to give away, and some to keep. This particular book, Around the World in 100 Days, was a great find. Not a book I'd ever heard of before, although I knew of the author an ...more
Margo Tanenbaum
Nov 30, 2010 Margo Tanenbaum rated it really liked it
Gary Blackwood, author of the best-selling Shakespeare Stealer series, brings us a rip-roaring historical adventure in this new release loosely inspired by Jules Verne's classic Around the World in 80 Days.

Our hero is Harry Fogg, son of the Phileas Fogg of Verne's tale. The book opens in 1891 with Harry in jail for reckless driving of his steam-propelled motorcar, The Flash. Harry, whom his parents want to be a proper English gentleman, likes nothing better than tinkering, preferring "gadgets to
Dec 19, 2016 Amaya rated it liked it
It was ok not the best book I've read because some parts are boring especially the beginning and middle parts.
Feb 16, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it
ules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is considered a classic adventure tale. This book revolves around the experiences of an Englishman named Phileas Fogg and his servant, Passeportout traveling around the world by boat, train, and any other form of transportation they could find.

This new book surrounds the exploits of Phileas Fogg's son, Harry, who has inherited his father's pride leading him to make a wager similar to his fathers. He must travel around the world by car in 100 days. Harry a
Wooden Horse
I ended up really liking this book. It took me awhile to actually start reading it and then once I got past the first couple of chapters and the "daring motorists" acquire another passenger as they cross the Atlantic to the United States I became more engrossed and was upset I didn't have more time to read. This fourth passenger, Elizabeth, is also the reason I've placed it both on the middle and older reader shelf here on Goodreads. (In the store it's just on the middle reader shelf.) The entir ...more
Tessa Joy
Oct 25, 2012 Tessa Joy rated it really liked it
Harry Fogg, son to the famous Phileas Fogg, has caught automotive fever. With his friend, Johnny, they have constructed a steam-powered motorcar they call the Flash. After several unfortunate accidents with the car, Harry impulsively agrees to a wager to drive the Flash around the world in 100 days. Besides Harry and Johnny, two other passengers come along for the trip: Charles Hardiman—son to one of the men who set up the wager—and Elizabeth—an independent but mysterious journalist. Travelling ...more
Clare Cannon
Jan 26, 2011 Clare Cannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 08-12yrs
A follow on from the classic Around the World in Eighty Days, this story tracks the adventures of Phileas Fogg's son, Harry, who has made a bet that he can drive his car around the world in 100 days. An irresolute student who is tired of being compared to his father, Harry throws himself into this newfound mission with no idea of the challenges that lie ahead.

The daring plot will appeal to readers with a spirit of adventure (there's arrest, kidnapping and vandals, not to mention the fact that it

Benjamin Daffe
Sep 20, 2015 Benjamin Daffe rated it really liked it
Originally, i thought Around the world in 100 days by Gary Blackwood was going to just be about talking about someone who made it around the world, but by the middle of the book it tells the reader how they make it. The author wants the reader to know that the theme is "hard work always pays off".

The main character in the book is Harry Fogg. He is a kid who is mean but also nice. He knows how to make people happy and sad. The author shows a lot of adventure, so the genre is adventure.

At the begi
Ms. Yingling
Feb 09, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it
Harry Fogg (yes, related to THAT Fogg) is tremendously intrigued by motorcars. He and his friend Johnny have one they have made called the Flash, and when Harry foolishly makes a large wager, the two set off on a trip around the world. They are forced to take Charles, the foppish son of one of Harry's challengers, and pick up Elizabeth, an intrepid reporter, on their way. Things don't go smoothly, mainly because very little planning has gone into the trip. Visas for China? Nyah. Fuel and provisi ...more
Dec 08, 2016 Patti rated it really liked it
Great read following up where "Around the world in 80 Days" leaves off. It's got plenty of adventure and some romance and even some suspense! You find yourself thinking "Oh no! Will they make it??" For that you will have to read the book yourself!
Liza Gilbert
Jan 30, 2011 Liza Gilbert rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This was a solid adventure story for teens. Piggy-backing off Around the World in 80 Days (which utilized a hot air balloon), Around the World in 100 Days worked off the premise that a teenage boy accepts a dare to drive around the world in 100 days. Of course, the car was shipped across the oceans, but that was no less harrowing than the driving was.

Set at the brink of the introduction of automobiles to the world, the dare involved proving to people that believed horses would remain the best fo
Tom Crutzen
Jun 23, 2013 Tom Crutzen rated it really liked it
In this book Harry Fogg sets out on an epic journey around the world(in a motorcar). As this is set before motorcars become widely used it is an adventurous journey. He has made a wager of 6000 pounds on the outcome and he has only 100 days to complete the journey under only the motorcars power(except over bodies of water).

My favorite character is Johnny Shaugnessey as he is inventive and saves their lives on many occasions. He is a friend of Harry Fogg and the only son of deceased parents. He w
Bridget R. Wilson
You know the story. You've likely seen the movie. You might have read the book. Yes, you've heard about Phileas Fogg and his quick 80 day trip around the world. A few years later (1891 to be exact), Fogg's seventeen-year-old son Harry has made a wager much like his father did. Drive his automobile (steam powered, of course) around the world in 100 days. What's a stake? £6,000 and Harry's freedom to be a tinker. His traveling companions: his friend Johnny, slow with people, but fast with machines ...more
Sep 02, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
This YA book is one I could read over and over again. It was such a fun adventure, I wish it didn't have to end. The story is a sequel to Verne's Around The World In 80 Days, but it's Phileas Foggs sons turn to make a wager. Harry Fogg is determined to see motor cars taken as a serious form of transportation, not just an infernal contraptions that will be the bane of many. And while boasting about all far and fast the Flash can go is one thing, but the man at the Reform Club are eager for some e ...more
Jun 21, 2011 Lauren rated it liked it
I’ll admit it. Gary Blackwood’s grown on me. His books are solidly good – not great, but always entertaining diversions. This book is a sequel of sorts to Around the World in Eighty Days (while it’s not necessary to read the original first, I’m glad I did, as this book gives away all of the twists in Mr. Verne’s tale). Here, Harry Fogg – son of the famous Phileas Fogg – makes a bet that he can circle the globe in a steam-powered motorcar in one hundred days (with the caveat that he is allowed to ...more
Sep 30, 2011 athena rated it liked it
Around the World in 100 Days is by Gary Blackwood. Harry Fogg, the son of the famous Phileas Fogg, built a motorcar, the Flash. Harry believes that motorcars are going to be the new way of transportation, and his conviction is so great that he gambles an awful lot of money, and and his future on the fact that he can drive it around the world in 100 days. On his journey, Harry and his friend Johnny encounter danger, adventure, and many different people. I really enjoyed this book. It was just the ...more
Harry Fogg, a rather brash and impetuous young man, accepts a wager that his rather experimental motor car could make it around the world in 100 days. Oh, and this is not the 21st century; the year is 1891. Motor cars are very new and often seen as a threat, especially to the railways.

Harry's ego won't let him turn down a 6,000 pound bet. And it's not even completely his automobile. His good friend Johnny did the vast majority of the work. Johnny's not happy when he learns about the bet. And he
Sep 05, 2011 Handd51 rated it liked it
I was excited to read this and really enjoyed the first third - however, the plot got bogged down in the last half of the 350 pages. Blackwood did a great job of emulating the Victorian style and his historical details are spot on - but those same details became draggy for kids today. The details of the trip as they slogged across Russia slowed my enthusiasm, and the plot detour about Harry's mother's Indian family chasing him down might be accurate tot he times, but will be mostly incomprehensi ...more
Apr 23, 2012 Phoebe rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, historical, adventure
Although an audience for this book might be hard to pinpoint, it is a fairly exciting adventure story that continues the story of Phileas Fogg and his adventures. This time, it's the year 1891, and his son, Harry, unwisely accepts a bet that he can travel around the world in his handbuilt motorcar in 100 days. Traveling with Harry will be his mechanical genius friend, Johnny, and a couple of unexpected companions. The wager is a nail-biter to the finish and Blackwood's excellent writing propels ...more
Miss Amanda
gr 5-8 358 pgs

1891. 17 year old Harry Fogg is so sure that his steam-powered automobile, the Flash, is up to any challenge that he accepts a bet that he can make it around the world in 100 days. On his adventure, he is joined by best friend and mechanical wizard Johnny, a reporter Elizabeth, and the observer Charles.

Although it makes references to "Around the World in 80 days", you don't need to have read it to appreciate this story. Harry Fogg is the son of Phileas Fogg and the bet made is bet
Kiera Beddes
Apr 05, 2016 Kiera Beddes rated it liked it
Four young people (a reckless adventurer, a mechanic, a rules-enforcer, and a journalist) attempt to win a bet to drive a steam-powered motorcar around the world in 100 days.

This book is an obvious sequel of sorts to Jules Verne's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The protagonist is the son of Phileas Fogg and has a name to live up to. There is also a lot of similarities to the film THE GREAT RACE with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Jack Lemon. The book seemed to be an appropriate read considering I'm
Apr 05, 2014 Camille rated it really liked it
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Oct 20, 2010 Hallie rated it it was ok
Recommended to Hallie by: Kirkus Review
The review - sounds great and potentially *very* useful for us.

I want to do the Inigo Montoya "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means" voice in saying that "this (rompy) fun is not as fun as you think it is". 270 pages in and I'm not won over yet.

Goodreads, Goodreads - you've eaten my partially finished review twice now! I'll try again tomorrow, but basically, this could have been so, so much better.
This story is a take on the classic Around the World In Eighty Days. The main character, Hari Fogg is trying to do what his famous dad Phineas did years earlier by driving a motor car (very new during his time) around the world as his father did with a hot-air balloon. I enjoyed the story, but I don't know if middle-school students will. The characters are older than the intended reading age and most students will not know the original story. There is a lot of action and the background story is ...more
Jun 30, 2011 Lawrence rated it liked it
Fun read with an interesting premise. The son of Phileas Fogg, of around the world in 80 days, and a friend build a motor car, and bet they can drive it around the world in 100 days. It is aimed at young adults, but subtlely includes some educational information, and references to the Verne novel, which may encourage them to read that also. Got the book to read with my son, and while Harry Potter is of more interest to him now, at least he has some exposure to something different. Worth reading ...more
Glady Lee
Jul 28, 2014 Glady Lee rated it really liked it
A fun, Steampunk-ish sequel to Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.

The framework is predictable in a welcoming way, and the characters are as engaging as our heroes from the predecessor.

I like Harry's can-do, Maker attitude. If he was an actual person today, I'd put money down for his Kickstarter campaign.

The only thing I wished there was more of was our dear friend, Passepartout.
Feb 11, 2011 Ellen rated it really liked it
Great story. Nice connection to original "Around the World in 80 days" but with some twists. The challenge this time goes to Phileas Fogg's son, Hari, to drive his steam powered car around the world in 100 days. Of course the usual problems and obstacles: sabotage, bad weather, illness, crazy criminals. I would highly recommend this book for a young person, but I think adults would like it too.
Nov 23, 2015 Jade rated it really liked it
What I thought about this book was that it was a fun book to read. Also, it was a very adventurous book to read. It is like a sequel to "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verene. It's about the the son of Phileas Fogg, Harry Fog and his friends are traveling the world in 100 days for a race. Each chapter has a new adventure. Also, the story has a very exciting plot. That's what makes the story triggering, like when how they are driving a car around the world.
Zoe Dearing
Sep 12, 2014 Zoe Dearing rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wjhs, action, mystery
In Around the world in 100 Days the main character is Harry Fogg a 17 year old tinkerer. Harry makes a wager of 6000 pounds to travel around the world in 100 days. If he doesn't travel around the world in 100 days, he has to give up 6000 pounds and his passion. Will he make it on time or not? I love this book because it has action, mystery, and drama. If you like action books you will like this one.
A Taylor
Jun 18, 2012 A Taylor rated it it was amazing
I think that this is a good adventure book, like the original book that was a preceeded(sp) this book (Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne). I particularly the characters in this book and their interaction amongst one another. Plus, I'm a sucker for a good adventure story and old-fashioned motorcars.
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He grew up in rural Cochranton, Western Pennsylvania. He attended school in a one room schoolhouse. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. While a college student, Blackwood published his first short story, Cliffs of Gold, in Twelve/ Fifteen magazine. Blackwood's first book was The Lion and the Unicorn, which he published when he was nineteen. Blackwood sets h ...more
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