In Search of the Castaways

In Search of the Castaways

A message in a bottle leads to an epic search around the globe for a lost sea captain and his crew. Savages, wild animals, hurricanes, wild sea storms, volcanoes, bandits and pirates are some of the adventures that the party is going to confront. The reader is very quickly hooked up by the plot, and the author always makes you look forward to the next chapter.

The small group of courageous sailors, children, and friends persevere through all of the dangers and struggles, never giving up hope. As this attitude continues through their entire journey, the big idea in this book is the bond of family and loyalty.

Jules Verne’s book is, at the same time, an adventure novel, a witty detective story, a lesson in human relations and methods of communication, a look at the scientific discoveries of the nineteenth century, and a well-structured textbook of the geography of the world.

“The fewer one’s comforts, the fewer one’s needs; and the fewer one’s needs, the greater one’s happiness.” (Geographer Paganel)

This is part of a chain of books by Jules Verne that also includes The Mysterious Island and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


  • Author: Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905)
  • Original title: Les Enfants du capitaine Grant
  • Original language: French
  • Genre: Adventure novel
  • Publication year: 1867-1868
  • Public: Adults, teenagers
In Search of the Castaways