Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale

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AHOY!

Come with us aboard the Pequod.

We search for Moby Dick,

the Great White Whale!

Along with Captain Ahab,

you'll meet danger face to face,

hunting the fiercest creature

the seas have ever known!

Are you brave enough―

and bold enough―

for the adventure of your life?

The award-winning author and illustrator team of Eric A. Kimmel and Andrew Glass introduce a new generation of readers to a magnificent and memorable retelling of Herman Melville's masterpiece, Moby Dick.

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Eric A. Kimmel is the author of over a hundred books for children. He and his wife live in Portland, Oregon, only a two-hour drive from the ocean, where they watch the migration of the gray whales every year.

Andrew Glass is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Newbery Honor books Graven Images: Three Stories by Paul Fleischman and The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain. Andrew lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

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Gr 2-4-Magnificent paintings in oil and pencil accompany a jaunty retelling in verse of the classic novel. Recounted in the first person by Ishmael, the text, with the lilt of a sea chantey, captures the essence of the original plot, though the rhyme scheme occasionally falters. Whaling lingo such as "Leviathan" and "parmacetti" gives an authentic flavor to the tale and is well defined in the glossary. This bare-bones version is all action with little ability to develop any thematic subtlety or character motivation, but all the elements are in place, including the suitably fierce Captain Ahab. The large format dramatically showcases the sheer majesty of Glass's impressionistic paintings, especially his depiction of Moby Dick, whose white shape rises from the depths and overflows the page, emphasizing his enormity while his all-knowing red eye slyly follows the preparations of the whalers. And the whalers are an appropriately colorful, rough-looking lot with bulbous noses and protruding stomachs. The composition is carefully crafted to make the most of the drama-the scenes of the small boat juxtaposed against the white blur of the behemoth are especially effective. Even the endpapers impress with an image of Moby Dick subliminally superimposed on a map of the world. While it may be many years before the audience will pick up the original work, this rollicking yarn with its splendid art will serve as a stand-alone introduction. Back matter includes information on Melville and the writing of Moby Dick.-Caroline Ward, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CTα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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