This novel presents a fascinating account of two young men, from very different backgrounds, who experience the adventure of whaling during the mid-nineteenth century. It is not only a story of adventure and hardship on the high seas, but also a tale of friendship, love, and God's redeeming grace.
In modern American society, few people understand why men risked their lives and endured long periods of loneliness simply to hunt for whales. This stirring novel will help readers to appreciate the daring exploits of whalers, and to understand what it must have been like to face a monstrous creature armed only with an iron spear and Yankee courage.
|Suggested Grade: 7th - 10th
|Author: Michael J. McHugh
|Softbound: 141 pages