The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
Adapted from In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard.
On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories.
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Review: Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The SeaUser Review - David - Goodreads
When this book was first recommended to me I was a little hesitant because I have read other shipwreck books and wanted to avoid a story that could be potentially repetitive. The majority of the book ... Read full review
Review: Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The SeaUser Review - Goodreads
This was an excellent young person's edition of the story by Philbrick. I assigned it as summer reading for honors-level 8th graders; although it had many shipping details, even I remained interested ... Read full review
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Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
No preview available - 2004