The Beast of Cretacea

Author(s): Todd Strasser


Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of "Moby Dick "as set in the future and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure. 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 isn t on Cretacea" "to marvel at the fresh air, sunshine, and endless blue ocean. He s 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. It s rumored that the ship s captain, Ahab, lost his leg to the beast years ago, and that he s now consumed by revenge. But there may be more to Captain Ahab s obsession. Dark secrets and dangerous exploits swirl around the pursuit of the beast, and Ishmael must do his best to survive if he can."

2015. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine d/w with only light edge rubbing.


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Todd Strasser is the internationally best-selling author of numerous books for children and teens, including "Fallout "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.

General Fields

  • : 9780763669010
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : 0.771
  • : January 2015
  • : 234mm X 155mm X 38mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 432
  • : Hardback
  • : Todd Strasser