The Beast of Cretacea

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The Beast of Cretacea

author: Todd Strasser

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 isnít on Cretacea to marvel at the fresh air, sunshine, and endless blue ocean. Heís 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. Itís rumored that the shipís captain, Ahab, lost his leg to the beast years ago, and that heís now consumed by revenge. But there may be more to Captain Ahabís obsession. Dark secrets and dangerous exploits swirl around the pursuit of the beast, and Ishmael must do his best to surviveóif he can.
Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the futureóand takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure.
suggested retail price (U.S.):
0763674133 / 9780763674137
pub date:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
432 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Action & Adventure; Science & Nature; Science Fiction;
author’s comments:
Todd Strasser is the internationally best-selling author of numerous books for children and teens, includingFallout and the classics The Wave and Give a Boy a Gun, which are taught in classrooms around the world. Todd Strasser lives in New York.
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