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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Moby Dick

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean, Herman Melville

Illustrated by Victor Ambrus

Part of the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories Series

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Moby Dick Synopsis

Sometimes we kill the whale. Sometimes the whaling kills us.When Ishmael joins the crew of the Pequod he is told of the danger he faces, but he still longs for the adventure that whale-hunting brings. As the ship travels the globe looking for its prey, Ishmael realises that there is more to their mission than oil, blubber and riches. Captain Ahab is a man consumed by obsession, but will he ever find the elusive Moby Dick? This tale beautifully depicts the power and mystery of the magnificent whale, and the trials of those who seek to harm him. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198306177
Publication date: 9th May 2016
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Herman Melville
Illustrator: Victor Ambrus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Geraldine McCaughrean, Herman Melville

Winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award, 2004, 1994, 1987; winner of the Carnegie Medal, 1988; awarded the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, 1989; winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year award, 2000 and Blue Peter 'Best Book to Keep Forever' award, 2001; Michael L. Printz Award, 2008; British nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2004. Associate of the Royal College of Art; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Fellow of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers. Michael Morpurgo is one of the UK's most well-known and best-loved authors. A prolific writer, he has won numerous awards and was the Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. ...

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