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Revenge of The Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards)) [Hardcover]

By Nathaniel Philbrick (Author)
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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.36" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2002
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  10-14
ISBN  039923795X  
EAN  9780399237959  
UPC  048228016991  

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Philbrick has carefully adapted and abridged his adult title, In the Heart of the Sea. He tells the story of the Nantucket whaleship Essex, which sank in the Pacific in November 1820, after being deliberately rammed twice by an apparently enraged sperm whale. . . . With this masterful adaptation, Philbrick's work fills a void.

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More About Nathaniel Philbrick

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket.

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Nathaniel Philbrick currently resides in Nantucket Island, in the state of Massachusetts.

Nathaniel Philbrick has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Holt Paperback
  2. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions

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Revenge of the Whale  May 9, 2007
Revenge of the Whale is about a whaleship journey, with the ship Essex. Captain George Pollard faces many mysterious, and fatal incidents with two different kinds of whales, and many different kinds of weather. This whaleship sailed out of Nantuckett, MA to find only one resource...oil. But they've come across more than just oil, but tragedy along with it.

My personal favorite part of the book is when the crew first sees land in months. I liked this part of the book becuase, it gave me a great essence of releif. I also liked this part of the book becuase, it showed that God gave the crew mercy, something they've always needed. The last reason I liked this book is becuase, I was thinking about what the job description to be a whaler if they told the applicant everything, " You may find yourself eating your best friend, starving to death, dieing of thirst, and drinking the blood of turtles.
I reccommend this book to only a mature audience becuase, little kids would certainly not appreciate this incredible historical story. There is also some confusing and misleading parts of this book that young people wouldnt care for or understand. This story may also bring fear to a small child of the ocean or whales. Once again, mature audiences only!
Revenge of the whales  Dec 20, 2006
In Revenge of the whales the whales ship Essex leaves port from Nantucket. The ship is hunting sperm whale for its oil. The whale ship does not spot a whale for some time when it does finally kill one the oil is collected. They continue around Cape Horn into the pacific where they a lot more sperm whales. One day while out at sea a whale is spotted near the side of the sperm whale rams the side and breaks the hull. The Essex turns over and is capsized. The men are now in the small whale boats which are row boats they adapted to be able to sail. The hang near the capsized salvaging parts. One day the oil starts to leak and come on board there ships the oil is very smelly and silk. So they set out for South America. They stay as a group. When they start to run out of food and the men start dieing the black men are eaten first. Then the off lenders are eaten and finally they must eat each other. The men reach a deserted island where the find fresh water and find tropical birds. They drink the blood to make the thirst go away. After stocking up three men stay because they can not stand to sail. The three ships become separated Chase's the first mate; Pollard the captain and, the off landlers in a storm. Chase is left with two men in his boat. Pollard must execute his own Cousin for food. This book was very good I would recommend to any one.
The Revenge of The Whale   Nov 28, 2006
I recommend this book because I learned something from it. Like never messing with a wild animal because it can turn on you. Like the sperm whale in the book, it sunk the whale ship Essex. Also there is a big surprise in the book. The crewman of the Essex survived for 94 days! I think my grandfather would enjoy this book because he is into true tales like the whale ship Essex.
Revenge of the Whale  Apr 25, 2006
Revenge of the Whale is a survival suspense novel. Anyone who enjoys classic survival fiction like My Side of the Mountain and suspense novels like the Harry Potter books will enjoy Revenge of the Whale. It is hard to put down because the person who wrote it did such a good job ending chapters with cliffhangers. One such example is the last sentence of Chapter 3: "Nickerson's judgment: `This should not have been.'"
This book is about 14-year-old Thomas Nickerson, the cabinboy of the whaleship Essex. He and the 20 other men aboard the Essex deal with bad luck, broken and battered whaleboats, and one very angry sperm whale. The story starts with the sailors going aboard the Essex and sailing from Nantucket. They suffer a knockdown early in their voyage, a sign of the many trials they will soon face. Who will survive? Will young Thomas Nickerson live to tell the tale? Find out when you read Revenge of the Whale!
Great Book for middle school students  Apr 22, 2006
I had to read this book for a children's literature course, and I absolutely loved it! It is a wonderful book to teach children about real life struggles. I also think it is a great story to teach about conservation. The book is based on a true story and does contain cannabilism, but I think older students can handle the content. I was completly intrigued with the story, a young boy was only one a handful to live through the books ordeal. I think older students would like to learn about a boy their age going on this adventure. It goes great with Gone A-Whaling, a book on whaling and conservation. The whaling industry almost made whales extinct, something that is going on today with many animals. This book is great springboard to discuss real world issues.

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