The Beast of Cretacea

The Beast of Cretacea

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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."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 38mm | 771g
  • Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0763669016
  • 9780763669010
  • 735,553

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About Todd Strasser

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 more

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231 ratings
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4 35% (82)
3 13% (30)
2 6% (15)
1 2% (4)
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