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Beast of Cretacea (School And Library) (Todd Strasser)

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Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dickas 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 Cretaceato 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.
Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dickas 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 Cretaceato 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.
Number of Pages: 414.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics, Action + Adventure / General
Format: Library
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Age Range: Teen
Author: Todd Strasser
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2015
TCIN: 17305470
UPC: 9780763669010
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-3047

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