Having lost her mother at birth, Jane Buxton grows up with her brother George the dreamer and her moody step-brother William. George sets off to seek a legendary 'floating liquid' that he hopes can revolutionize transportation and bring about human flight, but word soon returns of his tragic death. Convinced that her brother is still alive, Jane courageously sets off to find him, and encounters a world of adventure.
Fourteen-year-old Jean was just an ordinary would-be inventor, until the mysterious Nadia crashed into his life. With no family, a pet lion and a jewel known as the Blue Water, Nadia is constantly on the run from those who want to steal her most valuable gem. Now, with a trio of thieves and the nefarious organization known as Gargoyle on their trail, Jean and Nadia must struggle to learn the secret of the Blue Water and protect its powers from those who would use them to destroy the world!
Nadia and Secret of Cerulean Sand, are both family friendly adventures set in the past.
They also both have a set of young main protagonists, that are part of a larger team set up on a mission.
The similar themes do not stop there. The two shows have amazing machines that stretch the possibility of inventions far beyond thier years, but use materials that would have been readily available. Wood/Rivets/steam engines.
Perrine is a young girl who lives in Bosnia with her Indian mother and beloved father – that is, until her father passes away, leaving her mother with a single wish: travel to France to be with his father. The over 1,000 kilometer journey seems unfathomable, but Perrine and her mother have a plan: they will photograph people in the towns along the way to support themselves. With their hardy donkey Palikare and faithful dog Baron, the two set forth for Paris; along the way they encounter kind souls, barren villages, and a number of hardships; will Perrine and her mother survive the long journey to France?
I know what you're thinking. That these two are no where near the same, but you are wrong.
There are similarities like; it is both about a young girl and they have about the same age and they both go on a journey. Perrine first starts of on a long journey with her mother and Jane goes with her butler and guess what they both have a little funny looking dog too. Moreover both of them are about family matters in a big way; the whole show is about that.
The only big difference is that Perrine is in the real world and about a 100 years ago and Jane is a fantasy world.
Oh, and I just remembered something else, they are both adapted from a (children’s) book.