Author(s): Tom Ratliff; Penko Gelev (Illustrator)
The story is narrated by Ishmael, a young man whose dreams of adventure become a nightmare as he unwittingly joins a doomed whaling ship led by an insane captain seeking revenge. Melville's masterpiece is simplified and retold at an exciting and fast-moving pace to retain interest. Specially commissioned full-colour artwork brings excitement and atmosphere to this classic tale. Speech bubbles work with the main text to emphasise and enhance the retelling. A running glossary at the foot of each page helps young readers with any challenging vocabulary without disrupting their reading experience.