Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Fifteen days later, two thousand miles farther off, the Helvetia, of the Compagnie-Nationale, and the Shannon, of the Royal Mail Steamship Company, sailing to windward in that portion of the Atlantic lying between the United States and Europe, respectively signalled the monster to each other in 42° 15' N. lat. and 60° 35' W. long. In these simultaneous observations they thought themselves justified in estimating the minimum length of the mammal at more than three hundred and fifty feet, as the Shannon and Helvetia were of smaller dimensions than it, though they measured three hundred feet over all.
Francesca Rossi graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers, and designs book covers and posters. In addition to her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. Francesca has illustrated many books for White Star, including Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Fairy Tale Adventures, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Francesca lives in Italy.