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Whale Adventure [Hardcover]

Willard Price , Pat Marriott


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1 Jan 1960

'No use fooling yourself. The sharks got him.'

Hal and Roger Hunt are hoping to have a whale of a time when they agree to join the crew of a whaling ship. But as they begin working for the evil Captain Grindle, face dangerous battles with sharks, and then find themselves shipwrecked, the boys realise they're about to have a much bigger adventure than they bargained for.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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"These are the books that got me reading" (Anthony Horowitz)

"Price knew all the right buttons to press to excite a young reader - exotic locations, nasty villains, wild animals and lashings of peril" (David Barnett Guardian)

"Willard Price makes the pulse-rate soar" (Independent) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A reissue of Willard Price's classic adventure series set in the animal kingdom --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Willard Price Adventure Series 5 Feb 2009
By A. J WILSON - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I grew up with these books and am delighted to find my 10 and 8 year old enjoying them just as much....they are indeed a little dated now but the guy's skill in producing ripping yarns, one after another, still to me is unbeatable. With regard to "political correctness" it's portrayed 2 ways - the bad guy showing predjudice (and we are left in no doubt about who the bad guys are and how wrong they are for it). The other way is milder, in that maybe the odd remark does not gel - perhaps purely because it's written 40+ years ago or maybe some occasional remarks seem condescending, but I have found them a good sounding point to initiate discussion with my children. It's a win-win. (Quite apart from the fact that my 8 year old scientist/engineer does not see any value in reading stories at all, these were the only ones to have grabbed and kept his attention)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Author 7 Feb 2014
By S. M. Costa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My 10 year old grandson has been enjoying Willard Price books for at least a year and I expect he'll continue to enjoy his books for at least a couple of more years.
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