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The Beast of Cretacea

The Beast of Cretacea (Hardback)

By Todd, Strasser

Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future--and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure. When seventeen-year-old Ishmael wakes up from stasis aboard the Pequod, he is amazed by how different this planet is from the dirty, dyin...g, Shroud-covered Earth he left behind. But Ishmael isn't on Cretacea to marvel at the fresh air, sunshine, and endless blue ocean. He's here to work, risking his life to hunt down great ocean-dwelling beasts to harvest and send back to the resource-depleted Earth. Even though easy prey abounds, time and again the chase boat crews are ordered to ignore it in order to pursue the elusive Great Terrafin. It's rumored that the ship's captain, Ahab, lost his leg to the beast years ago, and that he's now consumed by revenge. But there may be more to Captain Ahab's obsession. Dark secrets and dangerous exploits swirl around the pursuit of the beast, and Ishmael must do his best to survive--if he can.
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ISBN 9780763669010
Released NZ 1 Feb 2016
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780763669010
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Released 1 Feb 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Todd, Strasser
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 720g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Sea stories, Science fiction, Life on other planets, Science fiction, American, Revenge
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile