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The Beast of Cretacea

The Beast of Cretacea

Aboard the Pequod, seventeen-year-old Ishmael arrives on the planet Cretacea to hunt down great ocean-dwelling beasts to harvest and send back to the resource-depleted Earth. But the ship's captain, Ahab, who lost his leg to the Great Terrafin years ago, is obsessed with hunting ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780763669010
Barcode 9780763669010
Published 1 February 2016 by Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780763669010
ISBN-10 0763669016
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication Date 1 February 2016
International Publication Date 13 October 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 34mm
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
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 630576

Description of this Book

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, dying, 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ...a pure adventure core... Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Todd Strasser is the internationally best-selling author of numerous books for children and teens, including Fallout and the classics The Wave and Give a Boy a Gun, which are taught in classrooms around the world. Todd Strasser lives in New York.

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