The Story of Captain Nemo
By Dave Eggers
A teenage boy and his uncle embark on the adventure of their lives"Don't you worry, son. Whatever it is that's been killing the sailors, I will kill it."In this science-fiction classic, reimagined by Dave Eggers in modern times, and from the point of view of the fourteen-year-old Consuelo, the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax sets sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster which has been terrorizing the oceans, wrecking ship after ship and causing countless deaths. But they discover an even stranger truth: the "sea-monster" is in fact a submarine, captained by Nemo, who is living in self-imposed exile in international waters.
Consuelo and Arronax join Nemo on the submarine, and so begin their exciting adventures ... Dave Eggers is the author of many books for adults and a few for young people, including The Wild Things. He is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of writing, tutoring and publishing centres for youth.
A sister centre, The Ministry of Stories, opened in East London in 2010.