Amazing classic "science fiction" / adventure read. Great story, excellent characters. Perhaps Nemo is the worlds first environmental activist in his over the top possessiveness of the worlds oceans.
For those of you giving this book such low marks and bad reviews: Maybe you should put down the Harry Potters and Twilights and pick up an actual book every now and then.
A good book, but you have to read into the symbols to get it. For example, the cucumber vine shows the death of Zeena, cucumbers make pickles, the cat (which symbolized Zeena) broke the pickle dish, and cats usually chase mice, which symbolize Mattie.
I read this book 10 years ago, chinese verson, I am a Chinese. I really like this book. Very surprised I can find SHE of English version, and AYESHA, which I want to read but can not find. I will read them again.