Mocha Dick: The Legend and Fury

Mocha Dick: The Legend and Fury


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Mocha Dick: The Legend and Fury by Brian Heinz, Randall Enos

"A tour de force of design, story and illustration." - Kirkus Starred Review

In 1839, Herman Melville was among the New Yorkers who thrilled to a magazine account of a white sperm whale's attacks on whaling ships. That whale was named Mocha Dick, but 12 years later, he would be immortalized in fiction as Moby-Dick. Believed to have been active from 1810 to 1859, Mocha Dick was infamous for the ferocity of his retaliations against those who attempted to capture him. From the first recorded encounter near the South American island of Mocha till the fatal harpoon blow, Mocha Dick was a legend in his own time. In language befitting a sea lore, author Brain Heinz describes characteristic episodes of the great whale's life, as illustrator Randall Enos animates the tale in a textured style evocative of scrimshaw.

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ISBN-13: 9781568462424
Publisher: Creative Company, The
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,295,404
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Brian Heinz is the critically acclaimed author of 15 books for young readers and is sought after as a speaker on the craft of writing. He and his wife Judy split their time between homes in New York's Wading River and the Adirondacks.

Randall Enos has illustrated for books, magazines, and newspapers for more than 50 years. Born of Portugeuse Azorean heritage in the former whaling capital of the world (New Bedford, Massachusetts), he has carried with him a lifelong interest in the history of whaling.

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