Revenge of the whale : : the true story of the whaleship Essex

Title Revenge of the whale : : the true story of the whaleship Essex
Names Philbrick, Nathaniel.
Book Number BR014653
Title Status Active
Medium Braille
Annotation Recounts the 1820 sinking of the Essex by an enraged sperm whale and the survivors' ordeal--including cannibalism. Incorporates a fourteen-year-old cabin boy's account of this marine disaster, which inspired the climactic scenes of Moby Dick. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2002.
Local Subject Juvenile Book - JU
Juvenile Non-Fiction - JN
History, United States - HUS
Young Adult Book - YA
Short Book - SH
Adventure Non-Fiction - ADVNF
Young Adult Non-Fiction - YN
History - HST
Sea Stories - SEA
History, U.S. - 19th Century - HUN
Braille Book Review, May-Jun 2004 - B304
Audience Notes For grades 6-9.
Contains violence.
LC Subject Whaleboats - Juvenile literature
Sperm whale - Juvenile literature
Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean - Juvenile literature
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc - Juvenile literature
Survival - Juvenile literature
Call Number j910.452 JNF
Language English
Released 2002
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2002 (Braille International, Inc., transcribing agency. Braille International, Inc., distributor.)
Original Publication Transcription of: New York G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002.
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