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Moby-Dick /

by Olmstead, Kathleen; Freeberg, Eric [ill.]; Melville, Herman.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Classic starts: Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2010Description: 149 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781402766442 :; 1402766440.Subject(s): Whaling -- Fiction | Whales -- Fiction | Sea stories | Whaling -- Juvenile fiction | Whales -- Juvenile fiction | Sea stories -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter books | Sea storiesSummary: An abridged retelling of the adventures of a young seaman when he joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Call me Ishmael. These three famous words begin one of America's most epic novels, a tale of one obsessed captain, his doomed crew, and an elusive white whale named Moby-Dick. The massive original, however, can be very hard for young readers to navigate. This beautifully abridged and adventure-filled version will thrill children and whet their appetite for the complete work--when they are ready to tackle it.</p>

$5.95 8-2010 (db)

An abridged retelling of the adventures of a young seaman when he joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick.

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Horn Book Review

These inexpensive condensed versions of classic novels competently delineate plot points, though the retellings sacrifice complexity of language and depth of theme in the name of age-appropriateness. Occasional black-and-white illustrations add shades of meaning. [Review covers these Classic Starts titles: Great Expectations and Moby-Dick.] Copyright 2010 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

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