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Monday, April 06, 2009

6th Grade Entry - Moby Dick

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Casey’s entry. Thanks, Casey!

Moby Dick
Herman Melville
Modern Publishing, 185 p.

Ishmael finds an awesome adventure, so he joins the crew of a whaling ship. The ship Captain is Captain Ahab, the revenge of Captain Ahab is unbelievable for a white whale called Moby Dick. Who bit off his leg. Come join Ishmael and his crew mates on an amazing journey at sea. Also, discover how only one mate survives the face-off between a determined hunter and a high-spirited animal.
Queequeg has no hair on his shinny head except for one twisted knot on the top. He had square tattoos on his legs, arms, chest, and some on his face. Queequeg’s face was sort of dark purplish-yellow color.
The thing I liked most about this book is that Ishmael is going on an adventure. I also like that it is his first time going whaling. The last thing I liked was that it was his first time to see the whale Moby Dick, the only whales he has seen the is normal ones.
I would really recommend this book to people that are interested in whaling and fishing. If you’re a first timer in fishing or whaling than you should especially read this book so you are prepared

submitted by Casey F.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Wow. You were really brave to read this one. I admit to skipping over some of the descriptions of whaling that didn't advance the plot!