Haunted by prophesies of his own death, Captain Ahab hunts the vast waters of the Pacific in search of the great white whale that has become his obsession. This towering novel has been sympathetically edited to a tenth of its original length, focussing on the exciting chase at the core of the book, as all but one of the Pequod's loyal crew are sacrificed to Ahab's great obsession.
Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist, and poet, best known for his masterpiece Moby Dick. Jan Needle is a writer of children's books, plays, criticism, cartoons, TV programmes and a wide range of fiction for adults. He divides his time between Oldham and Manchester. Patrick Benson is one of the finest children's illustrators working today and won the Mother Goose Award in 1984 and the Kurt Maschler Award in 1995 for The Little Boat.