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Cover for Moby-Dick


Herman Melville, Jan Needle (Editor), Patrick Benson (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD, Abridged (2/3/2015)
Compact Disc, Abridged, Spanish (6/26/2007)
Compact Disc, Abridged (2/3/2015)
Paperback, Abridged, Abridged (1/1/2008)
Compact Disc, Abridged (11/1/2007)
Compact Disc, Abridged (11/1/2007)
Hardcover, Abridged, Abridged (11/1/2007)


"Handsome pencil, ink, and watercolor illustrations on nearly every spread evoke the vastness and unfathomable mystery of the sea, varying from black and white to full color." — School Library Journal

A tragic tale of obsession and revenge set against the unforgiving sea, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick has now been expertly edited and generously illustrated for the twenty-first-century reader. Here are the mad whaling captain Ahab, the all-observant narrator Ishmael, and the mysterious, invincible white whale himself, and here are scenes of peril and carnage, nobility and redemption — presented in Melville's original language, threaded together with passages of summary by renowned author Jan Needle. Lavish artwork by Patrick Benson, one of the finest children's illustrators working today, captures the timeless spirit of this extraordinary classic.

Candlewick, 9780763630188, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2006

About the Author

Jan Needle is the editor of Bram Stoker's Dracula, illustrated by Gary Blythe. A journalist and playwright before turning to children's books, he is the author of several novels for children and has twice been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal. Jan Needle lives in Manchester, England.

Patrick Benson
 has illustrated dozens of children's books, including Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, Squeak's Good Ideaby Max Eilenberg, The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban, and The Minpins by Roald Dahl. The recipient of a Mother Goose Award in 1984, Patrick Benson lives in Hawick, England.