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Whale Adventure (Red Fox Older Fiction) Paperback – 16 Sep 1993

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Age Range: 9 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (16 Sept. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099184710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099184713
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.4 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 264,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

WILLARD PRICE was born in 1887 in Peterborough, Ontario. He held a special interest for natural history, ethnology and exploration and made numerous expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society. He went on to edit various magazines on travel and world affairs and spent six years working in Japan as foreign correspondent for New York and London newspapers. He wrote fourteen adventure stories featuring Hal and Roger Hunt and travelled in seventy-seven countries before his death in 1983.

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I think this book is a brilliant yet different addition to Willard Price's Adventure series. Unlike a fellow reviewer's (frankly ridiculous) idea that this book is inappropriate for young readers of today I think it is important to see this in its proper context. There are many subjects now deemed unacceptable that should not just be deleted from history. This is a story about a barbaric industry and the horrific conditions in which it was conducted. The particular boat in this story was outdated at the time it was written and the savage brutality of whaling was in no way sugar coated by Price. It's not the most attractive story in the canon but it isn't meant to be. Literature should not be updated every time a subject falls out of favour. Perhaps Moby Dick could be turned into a thrilling whale watching adventure with Captain Ahab searching for the elusive white whale in order to shoot a documentary about it. This book may not be politically correct but it still has some worth while things to say. Our society was built on industries such as this, we may have progressed but we should remember where we came from.
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Well written a great adventure! Great story for all ages (according to my 8 Year old!)
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I used to read Willard Price when I was a boy and recently bought this for my son (8). He loves it and has already re-read it.

It follows the tradtional xxx Adventure theme of the two brothers Hal and Roger getting themselves into a sticky situation and finding their way out. In this case they take jobs on an old fashioned whaling ship, it quickly goes wrong and the adventure begins with corporal punishment, sinkings and rescues.
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