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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and c For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.


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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and c For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.

30 review for Moby Dick

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bob Hoffman

    At times, life’s voyage can be a bit like wading through Moby Dick. Page after page. chapter after chapter, wave after wave. Sometimes there’s great discovery, sometimes ambivalence, sometimes boredom. Every now and then one spots a whale---but where’s the one that haunts you? Where’s the great white one? The author’s study of the whale is exhaustive. He spends three whole chapters on the sperm whale’s head, one on the spout, one on the tail, two on the skeleton, another on ambergris, a substance At times, life’s voyage can be a bit like wading through Moby Dick. Page after page. chapter after chapter, wave after wave. Sometimes there’s great discovery, sometimes ambivalence, sometimes boredom. Every now and then one spots a whale---but where’s the one that haunts you? Where’s the great white one? The author’s study of the whale is exhaustive. He spends three whole chapters on the sperm whale’s head, one on the spout, one on the tail, two on the skeleton, another on ambergris, a substance found in the whale’s intestines. More chapters are spent recounting the history of whaling, explaining the makeup and crew of a whaling ship, and relating the tale of the hunt and collection of sperm oil. Melville’s characters are colorful and provocative. Captains Bildad and Peleg, owners of the Pequod, are “fighting Quakers with a vengeance.” Starbuck, the first mate, has “flesh as hard as twice-baked biscuit.” Queequeeg, the tattooed Kokokovo islander, shaves with a harpoon. Ahab is a one-legged “king of the sea and lord of leviathans”, hell-bent on harpooning the great white whale. And Ishmael is the greenhorn sailor-narrator with a vision for the “vast blue eye of the sea.” I’d had Moby Dick on my reading list long since moving from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic. I won’t pretend that my overdue read of Melville’s big book of the ocean swept me completely off my feet. But, like a long, meditative stroll on the beach, like a luxurious day spent gazing out over its perpetual whitecaps, it sure did captivate me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nikki Nielsen

    Everyone should have the opportunity to read this version of Moby Dick by candle light, in one sitting, and in front of a roaring fire while a 142 mph windstorm rages outside! My kids were hanging on every word and we all lost ourselves in the whaling adventure. The original unabridged version of Moby Dick is very informative but I remember it containing so much whaling detail and being so dry in some parts that I thought it was both one of my favorite stories and one that I would never pick up Everyone should have the opportunity to read this version of Moby Dick by candle light, in one sitting, and in front of a roaring fire while a 142 mph windstorm rages outside! My kids were hanging on every word and we all lost ourselves in the whaling adventure. The original unabridged version of Moby Dick is very informative but I remember it containing so much whaling detail and being so dry in some parts that I thought it was both one of my favorite stories and one that I would never pick up again. Want to re-visit a classic without having to feel self discipline kick in when you want to put it down? Read an illustrated classic :)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Rivera

    Moby dick is a story about a schoolmaster named ishmel who goes to the sea when he feels the need to heal himself spiritually. This time he decides to go whaling instead of going to a normal boat. On his way he meets a canibal indian named queegueg who becomes his best friend. They both go to a ship with a ragher strange captain. He has an obsession with finding and killing the whale that stripped him of his leg, moby dick, or the white whale. The two pals decide to join the crew, will they find Moby dick is a story about a schoolmaster named ishmel who goes to the sea when he feels the need to heal himself spiritually. This time he decides to go whaling instead of going to a normal boat. On his way he meets a canibal indian named queegueg who becomes his best friend. They both go to a ship with a ragher strange captain. He has an obsession with finding and killing the whale that stripped him of his leg, moby dick, or the white whale. The two pals decide to join the crew, will they find and kill moby dick or will they die trying. Find out in moby dick.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Austin C

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Classic Fiction novel, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, that was publicized in 2012 takes place in many different oceans (Indian Sea, Pacific Ocean etc.) in the 1850's. The main character named Ishamael started off with very little money. He then decides that he might want to join a whaling ship. One night he decides to stay in a hotel room. Little did he know the hotel's rooms were all full so his only choice was to share a room with someone named Queequeg. Ishamael and Queequeg became friends The Classic Fiction novel, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, that was publicized in 2012 takes place in many different oceans (Indian Sea, Pacific Ocean etc.) in the 1850's. The main character named Ishamael started off with very little money. He then decides that he might want to join a whaling ship. One night he decides to stay in a hotel room. Little did he know the hotel's rooms were all full so his only choice was to share a room with someone named Queequeg. Ishamael and Queequeg became friends. Queequeg ends up believing that him and Ishamael will be lifetime friends. Then they both go on a search to find a whale ship that they can both join. They join a whaling ship called the Pequod. The captain of the Pequod is named Ahab. Ahab has a fake leg because he once was trying to kill Moby Dick (a whale) and during the fight Moby Dick took Ahab's leg. Since that day Ahab has been determined to find and kill Moby Dick. Ahab tells the whole crew what Moby Dick looks like and offers a reward to whoever kills him. A few days into their 3 year trip the crew finally spot and kills their first whale. Throughout the course of their trip they kill about 6-9 whales, none of them being Moby Dick. One day they see in sight a whale that looks kind of like Moby Dick. As they get better sight of the whale they realize that it is Moby Dick. They start battling to kill Moby Dick, eventually he gets away! The whole night goes by with no sign of Moby Dick. That very next morning the crew sights Moby Dick again. During this next battle the crew is so determined to kill Moby Dick...finally Moby Dick charges at the Pequod and bashes through part of the ship to send the boat to slowly sink. Only one will survive the sinking of the Pequod, who will it be Ahab or Ishamael. I recommend this book to people that like having cliff hangers at the end of some chapters. Also to people that like books with a lot of action.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ben

    I read this with my son, as I thought he would appreciate the story, but would not be able to handle Melville's cetological masterpiece just yet (not for many more years), with its long discussions of whales and nautical terms. Of course, the writing doesn't stack up to Melville's classic, but I still enjoyed the storyline and my son said it was his favorite book that we've read to date (of course he says that almost every time we finish a new book).

  6. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    Enjoyable book. Personally it was a bit too easy and very boring. It seemed like nothing was ever happening. You are taken along the journey for the seek of the Great White Whale Moby dick, who had been the cause to many unfortunate injuries. The book just goes on about tales of the captain and the short struggles that they seek. The ending is terrible and i was glad to be finished with that never ending dull book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sonja Adams

    I read this with my 7-year old. She enjoyed it a lot more than I thought she would. After reading this version she said when she is older she wants to read the "grown up" version. I call this a win.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Scott Pinkmountain

    AHHH! This book rules. Like Shakespeare pointing at james Joyce at a maritime-themed cocktail party. Holy shit.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cody Kutz

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Moby Dick By: Cody Kutz That it is about how they go on a 3 year trip in the ocean killing whales and taking the oil out of them because it is liquid gold and they want to kill Moby Dick because of how big it is and how much oil it would have in its head. The two main characters are Queequeg who is a cannibal who is a harpooner, and Ishmael become friends and then he backs him up when they don’t want him on the boat because of he a cannibal and then Ishmael backs him up so that he can go on a tri Moby Dick By: Cody Kutz That it is about how they go on a 3 year trip in the ocean killing whales and taking the oil out of them because it is liquid gold and they want to kill Moby Dick because of how big it is and how much oil it would have in its head. The two main characters are Queequeg who is a cannibal who is a harpooner, and Ishmael become friends and then he backs him up when they don’t want him on the boat because of he a cannibal and then Ishmael backs him up so that he can go on a trip with them because nobody really knew anybody. That they went fishing but for a lot bigger of a thing and when I go fishing I normally catch things that are a pound give or take and they are going for a whale that weight multiple tons and they use shears and I use Rod and Reel. That they encounter Moby Dick sending people overboard and then he causes a whirlpool that pulls all the people that fell out of the boat underwater were only a few will survive and the rest will die. That they go on an adventure through the ocean trying to look for whales that they can take the oil from and then become filthy rich. Yeah, I feel like I had the connection with the characters in the book because they were risking their lives to catch whales kind of like when I go into a spot where I’m fishing because no matter where you are you always run the risk of injury or even worse death. That I feel like I would go on a huge fishing trip for maybe a mouth but there is no way I could stay on a boat with people that I don’t know for three years and also I wouldn’t go stabbing whales because knowing these days it is highly illegal to do to the huge decline in all of the whale species in the world. Yeah, that people are still killing whales in the world because they want them still for the oil and the meat and they also want them for the ivory that the jaw is made out of due to the huge incline of the price for Ivory on the black market. It reminds me of the books that are created by the tv series whale wars and it tells you all about the sad truth of the reason why people still kill a whale in this day and age. That my most favorite part was how Ishmael a strong Christian backs up a cannibal and lies for him he is a part of the same religion as him so that he could be a part of the three-year journey in the ocean. That I think he did a really good job at making all the word in the book carry and have a lot of meaning behind them all But I think it would have been better if he would be made it shorter because he keeps the same topic going for way too long and it would have been better if he would have summed things up a little bit. I would recommend it to people that like to read about adventure and exploration and that they would be okay with the book bringing up the deaths of people who were chasing a whale and they also have to be okay with the death of whales.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    I tried to read Moby Dick several times, but never could get very far. My 9 year old grandson had just read this illustrated child's version. I picked it up so I we could talk about it. It seemed to me the story is a bit grim for a child since everyone dies but the narrator, but Hayden said it was a "pretty good adventure" so I guess Ms. Bogart has modified it to be suitable for children. The biggest quibble I have is with it was the illustrations of Queequeg. While the text indicates that his t I tried to read Moby Dick several times, but never could get very far. My 9 year old grandson had just read this illustrated child's version. I picked it up so I we could talk about it. It seemed to me the story is a bit grim for a child since everyone dies but the narrator, but Hayden said it was a "pretty good adventure" so I guess Ms. Bogart has modified it to be suitable for children. The biggest quibble I have is with it was the illustrations of Queequeg. While the text indicates that his tattoos were complex, the illustration is of a man with uniform square polka-dots covering his body. He looks clownish.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Aidan K. 8

    The Illustrated Classic Moby Dick By Shirley Bogart, is about a big albino baby whale named Moby Dick and the hunter Captain Ahab. Captain Ahab is hunting Moby Dick because Moby Dick took something of Captain Ahab's. Captain Ahab starts a trip and needs volunteers to go on board with him to hunt down Moby Dick. I really like this book because it follows the story and adds stuff to it to make it more hooking and interesting. It is the classic but cut down into a small book. What I didn't like abo The Illustrated Classic Moby Dick By Shirley Bogart, is about a big albino baby whale named Moby Dick and the hunter Captain Ahab. Captain Ahab is hunting Moby Dick because Moby Dick took something of Captain Ahab's. Captain Ahab starts a trip and needs volunteers to go on board with him to hunt down Moby Dick. I really like this book because it follows the story and adds stuff to it to make it more hooking and interesting. It is the classic but cut down into a small book. What I didn't like about this book was it dragged on throughout the book which made it really slow. I think the life lesson is don't get revenge or your revenge will backfire.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tommy

    Moby dick was an action packed book, with twists, turns and some refrences to other stories. There are beautiful illustrations in the book, so that it further clarifies the character, and helps you put a face on the voices. The book is about an infamous whale that seems to be escaping the grasp of whale hunters. A specific captain, named Captain Ahab was hunting the whale for ages. It seems he is very upset that Moby bit off his leg, and left Ahab with a peg leg. Ahab as it turns out was similar Moby dick was an action packed book, with twists, turns and some refrences to other stories. There are beautiful illustrations in the book, so that it further clarifies the character, and helps you put a face on the voices. The book is about an infamous whale that seems to be escaping the grasp of whale hunters. A specific captain, named Captain Ahab was hunting the whale for ages. It seems he is very upset that Moby bit off his leg, and left Ahab with a peg leg. Ahab as it turns out was similar to Ahab from the bible. As it turns out, the book ends up sharing many similarities to the bible, not only with the names, but also the story of the people in the bible.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    I would give Moby Dick a 4 stars out of 5 stars. This book is about a crew on a ship trying to catch a whale called Moby Dick. Yet this book is very exciting and makes you want to keep reading. However the ending isn't very satisfying, it seems like there was no resolution. Besides that the book was very exciting and I thought the characters were very intresting to read about but they were still realistic. Overall this was a good book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    SARAH ADAMS

    The Pequod leaves Nantucket on Christmas Day for the Pacific, and along its journey, the narrator introduces the reader to quite a few of the ship’s members. Starbuck is the chief mate, Stubb, the second mate, and Flask, the third. There are also three harpooners: Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo. The narrator not only describes the crew but also provides a lot of information about sperm whales and how they are spotted and hunted.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    I have a friend who is a retired English teacher. Moby Dick is her all-time favorite book. I've never taken the time to read it. When my niece got this version, I decided to read it, too. Now I know the basics of the story. And now I'm more curious as to why this is Nancy's favorite. I suspect I'm missing some deeper meanings. Maybe one deeper meaning is that revenge kills everyone in its path.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Johnny

    Bogart's children's adaptation provides an accessible entry for young readers, but it could also prove useful at the graduate level, to be used as a summary of the plot prior to a second close reading of the novel.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anna Keating

    This series is a big hit with my little readers. Also: Percy Jackson, The Hardy Boys, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Naria and all the rest...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Cox

    This book was a horrible book or to me it was. It was boring reading it. I just wanted to be done with it . It bored me so much.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hilery

    Read this with my 10 year old son. We both enjoyed it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Isaiah

    It was a really good book

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cody Christodoulou

    Moby Dick, by Shirley Bogart, brings me back to when I was younger. The only difference is that it was a picture book and had less details. This version of the book was pretty easy to follow and is very descriptive of each character. As almost everyone knows, this book is about a whaler (someone who hunts whales) named Captain Ahab who seeks revenge upon the white whale named Moby Dick for taking his leg. The plot of the story is obviously Ahab’s mission for revenge. It takes place in the wide o Moby Dick, by Shirley Bogart, brings me back to when I was younger. The only difference is that it was a picture book and had less details. This version of the book was pretty easy to follow and is very descriptive of each character. As almost everyone knows, this book is about a whaler (someone who hunts whales) named Captain Ahab who seeks revenge upon the white whale named Moby Dick for taking his leg. The plot of the story is obviously Ahab’s mission for revenge. It takes place in the wide open sea on a ship named Pequod. The theme of the story is that you’re better off dying trying than dying quitting. Two other characters that almost have the same importance in the story are Ishmael and his friend Queequeg. Queequeg is an Indian who collects and sells shrunken heads. Like Ahab, he is a professional whaler thus making him a good harpoon thrower. He shows his throwing skills by spitting on a barrel about a yard away and hits it with the harpoon dead on. He does this so that he can prove that he is worthy to be on Ahab's ship. Ishmael is more of a cautious adventurer because he is mostly curious of the experience in whaling. So he boards Ahab's ship prepared to take on any whale, but at the same time, does not want to do any of the dirty work. He only wishes to witness capturing a whale with his own eyes. After a series of collisions with different whales, they run into the almighty Moby Dick, who eventually causes Ahab to die. He ultimately dies from throwing a harpoon at the white whale and getting his neck caught by the rope attached to the harpoon. He then gets dragged down to the bottom of the ocean along with Moby Dick. I recommend this book to people who are very interested in adventurous or action packed books; however, I think the book was UNBELIEVABLY boring. It was slow, long, and dull!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    First of all I want to say that I didn't read the actual Moby Dick but the Great Illustrated Classics version and that is what my review is going to be based on. Why read this version written to a younger crowd? Easily put since my sister is into the Classics and couldn't get past the first few pages to end the regular book while other reviews of the actual book mention the same conflict. Anyway the "Great Illustrated Classics Moby Dick" was interesting to say the least and had the adventure th First of all I want to say that I didn't read the actual Moby Dick but the Great Illustrated Classics version and that is what my review is going to be based on. Why read this version written to a younger crowd? Easily put since my sister is into the Classics and couldn't get past the first few pages to end the regular book while other reviews of the actual book mention the same conflict. Anyway the "Great Illustrated Classics Moby Dick" was interesting to say the least and had the adventure that would more than likely be found within the book itself. The thing is that I while I read it, though, it felt that there were important bits and pieces that were missing from it so the book so it would read a bit seemingly in good flow then come to an abrupt end of its thought, which irritated me since that is usually the thought I would get caught up on. The other thing is that the writing is much cleaner, easier to understand and with pictures to break up the monotony of the words so a great stepping stool for children who maybe have to or want to read some of the Classics. But... within this particular book I was confused by one illustration. Why if you are going to be sleeping in a strange hotel and share the bed with a strange man that you have never met before would you go to bed with your shirt off? Truthfully that is the one picture that bothers me but otherwise besides the few complaints it was an okay book. As for myself I would have preferred a story more with Moby Dick the actual whale then the mad ambitions of Captain Ahab driving behind it while the other characters seemed to be more interesting than the good old captain but definitely underwritten.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mason J 6

    Moby dick by Shirley Bogart is a great book about an american named Ishmael and his adventures with all of the crew of the whaling ship the Pequod. The Pequod is a ship owned by a sailor named Ahab who is obsessed with a sperm whale named Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a whale that gives a lot of the sailors in this book a hard time because he always destroys parts of their ship and also may kill some of the crew with him. Captain Ahab is obsessed with this whale because it took his leg when he first e Moby dick by Shirley Bogart is a great book about an american named Ishmael and his adventures with all of the crew of the whaling ship the Pequod. The Pequod is a ship owned by a sailor named Ahab who is obsessed with a sperm whale named Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a whale that gives a lot of the sailors in this book a hard time because he always destroys parts of their ship and also may kill some of the crew with him. Captain Ahab is obsessed with this whale because it took his leg when he first encountered this whale. This book is valuable because it shows how one little thing can make a man go crazy and be obsessive about this thing. I thought it was slow but necessary when they were just traveling and just every day encountered a new crew of people on their boat and how the crew of the Pequod asked them if they saw Moby Dick. There was not really anything that was unbearable the only thing I think was kind of annoying was about how the crew always ask the other crews they find if they encountered the Moby Dick. I thought the author's perspective was fascinating how he could describe anything about this story like how the carvings were like on the box Queequeg carved. I can make a connection with this book which is that I have got a unhealthy obsession with something. The voice of the character was great because you couldn’t have felt the feelings you would have if you had a different perspective and the story might have been shorter because some of the crew mates die. The life lessons for at least me is that obsession with something can be healthy to a point and then it just gets very unhealthy for the person.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sam H.5 Neal

    Moby Dick (Great Illustrated Classics) by Herman Melville adapted by Shirley Bogart is a book of perilous adventures chasing the great white whale. Ishmael is a man who becomes friends with another man named Queequeg they both went on a board a boat called the pequod which captain's leg was bit off by Moby Dick. aboard the boat, Ishmael and Queequeg have many adventures with the rest of the crew of the pequod. This book is a great book for reading a classic novel when you don't have as much tim Moby Dick (Great Illustrated Classics) by Herman Melville adapted by Shirley Bogart is a book of perilous adventures chasing the great white whale. Ishmael is a man who becomes friends with another man named Queequeg they both went on a board a boat called the pequod which captain's leg was bit off by Moby Dick. aboard the boat, Ishmael and Queequeg have many adventures with the rest of the crew of the pequod. This book is a great book for reading a classic novel when you don't have as much time as you'd need for the original. Overall it is a great book and I’d like to also read the original

  25. 4 out of 5

    Philip

    Moby Dick By: Herman Melville Published in 1851 Genre: Adventure The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the Whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that on this voyage Ahab has one purpose, to seek out a specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, mysterious white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge. The theme of this book is that you can never Moby Dick By: Herman Melville Published in 1851 Genre: Adventure The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the Whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that on this voyage Ahab has one purpose, to seek out a specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, mysterious white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge. The theme of this book is that you can never get revenge on nature. For example when Captain Ahab tried to kill the great whale Moby Dick he got his leg cut off. When he encountered Moby Dick again trying to kill him instead Captain Ahab got himself killed. The last example is when only 1 man survived after trying to kill the great white sperm whale, Moby Dick. This book was just great. It taught me so many things, which I will now apply. For example I learned that I can’t try to destroy nature or nature will find some way to get me. Overall I enjoyed this book. I would totally recommend it to kids of all ages because it would teach them a valuable lesson. I enjoyed the suspense the author gave and I really liked it. If I had to compare this book I would compare it to Island Of The Blue Dolphins because they are so alike. The main characters both seek revenge. In both books suspense appears. If I had to pick one, I would pick Island Of The Blue Dolphins. By: Philip Haddad

  26. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Herman Melvilles Moby Dick is about a captains obsession to whale one specific whale he calls moby dick. I enjoyed reading this book a lot, it wasn't the best book I've read but good enough for four stars. The book really hooked me and I felt like I was part of the adventure. The theme of the book is to not become obsessive over anything and don't underestimate the power of the wild or Mother Nature. Melville made me really feel like I was apart of it with his style of writing, setting, and tone Herman Melvilles Moby Dick is about a captains obsession to whale one specific whale he calls moby dick. I enjoyed reading this book a lot, it wasn't the best book I've read but good enough for four stars. The book really hooked me and I felt like I was part of the adventure. The theme of the book is to not become obsessive over anything and don't underestimate the power of the wild or Mother Nature. Melville made me really feel like I was apart of it with his style of writing, setting, and tone. The story is told by Ishmael who is a young whaler with others on the boat but mostly focuses on Capitan ahab who is our to hunt moby dick. The setting takes placs in the shipyards but mostly on the boat. It felt like I was apart of what was happening. There was a lot of symbolism in the story for example good versus evil and social status. This book doesn't really apply to anything in my life but it was fun to see what that type of life was like. This book isn't for everyone but I do recommend it to whomever thinks that this could be interesting to them.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ben Kormos

    I read Moby Dick. This book is by Herman Melville. The main charactors are Ahab, Quequeeg, Ishamel,and the crew of the ship. Ishamel and Quequeeg are both bed mates for the voyage. Ahab is the captin of the ship. His leg was bitten off by Moby Dick ealier when he hunted for Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a great white whale. They Hunt for the whale it takes several weeks to do this but the find. They go through a lot of trouble. Moby destroyed boats injured people and killed some people. Then in the f I read Moby Dick. This book is by Herman Melville. The main charactors are Ahab, Quequeeg, Ishamel,and the crew of the ship. Ishamel and Quequeeg are both bed mates for the voyage. Ahab is the captin of the ship. His leg was bitten off by Moby Dick ealier when he hunted for Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a great white whale. They Hunt for the whale it takes several weeks to do this but the find. They go through a lot of trouble. Moby destroyed boats injured people and killed some people. Then in the final scene Ahab.... My favorite Charactor is Ahab. Ahab is so cool. He is a boss! Ahab is a hero and one awesome guy in Moby Dick Any can read this its not hard this book is so good. This book is a classic it is awesome. I love it. You will love. It is one of the best books ever.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly S.

    Moby Dick by- Herman Melville This book was very interesting. It was better than I thought it would be because of all the action and perseverence for example when Captain Ahab never stoped untill Moby Dick was killed. I really liked that the author told you about the whale boat like what the blubber rooms where etc. This book used old english like thee and thus. I'm really not a fan of old english. I liked all the action this book had the author did a great job at that. I wished Herman Melville Moby Dick by- Herman Melville This book was very interesting. It was better than I thought it would be because of all the action and perseverence for example when Captain Ahab never stoped untill Moby Dick was killed. I really liked that the author told you about the whale boat like what the blubber rooms where etc. This book used old english like thee and thus. I'm really not a fan of old english. I liked all the action this book had the author did a great job at that. I wished Herman Melville would had explained why Captain Ahab's fake leg was made out of ivory. That was kind of wierd though. I would only recommend this book if you like action books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I just re-read this classic aloud to my seven year old daughter Gerilyn. I believe this version is slightly abbreviated and it is also illustrated. These facts may have contributed to my high enjoyment level. I remember finding this book tedious in high school but not so now. The book was exciting and extremely interesting. For those unfamiliar with the plot, a whaling captain becomes obsessed with hunting down a white whale who is responsible for the captain's missing leg. I would like to coll I just re-read this classic aloud to my seven year old daughter Gerilyn. I believe this version is slightly abbreviated and it is also illustrated. These facts may have contributed to my high enjoyment level. I remember finding this book tedious in high school but not so now. The book was exciting and extremely interesting. For those unfamiliar with the plot, a whaling captain becomes obsessed with hunting down a white whale who is responsible for the captain's missing leg. I would like to collect more of these illustrated classic series to read aloud to my daughters.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sonya

    I'm sorry, I just don't see what all the fuss is about. Hmm maybe if I was an 8 year old boy living in the times this book is set, my review would be different. However I purchased this to just say " yes, I have read, Moby Dick " . The first two chapters were promising, but chasing and killing all those whales became ho hum boring and routinely one after the other, seriously who wants to read that anyway. I really feel there is not enough to this quite basic story to become the ' classic' that eve I'm sorry, I just don't see what all the fuss is about. Hmm maybe if I was an 8 year old boy living in the times this book is set, my review would be different. However I purchased this to just say " yes, I have read, Moby Dick " . The first two chapters were promising, but chasing and killing all those whales became ho hum boring and routinely one after the other, seriously who wants to read that anyway. I really feel there is not enough to this quite basic story to become the ' classic' that everyone says or assumes it is.

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