In the Heart of the Sea (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

The New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, adapted by the author for young readers.

On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories.

"Horrifyingly engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews

"A compelling saga of desperation and survival." —School Library Journal
Paperback, 208 pages
Published on September 15, 2015 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 1101997761
ISBN-13: 9781101997765
7 Book Reviews
  • bacon_bitzz
    bacon_bitzzalmost 4 years55 stars
    This is a AWESOme BOOK!! Don't listen to the other comments. It is a great book!!!
    • horsie2006th
      horsie2006thabout 5 years11 star
      Not a good book for an animal lover. Ugh
    • Lonely girlabout 5 years
      This is an okay book. I don't like it because I'm an animal lover but it depends what u think of animals
      • Grade 6about 5 years
        I think it is a good book but I wouldn't recommend it if your an animal lover and its very complicated and hard to understand and there is gresam
        • maxreacts
          maxreactsabout 5 years11 star
          Do not read this book is you are an animal lover
          • maxreacts
            maxreactsabout 5 years11 star
            This is a good book but it is freaking disgusting