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- Fits in well with social studies and U.S. history curricula.
- Draws in even the most reluctant reader with a lighthearted tone and hilarious illustrations.
- Includes glossary and index.
- Excellent tie-in to literature, as the tale of the Essex inspired Herman Melville's classic book, Moby Dick.
National Social Studies Education Standards: Grades K-4
II. Time, Continuity, a...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Children's Press(CT)
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Jessica
"You Wouldn't Want to Sail on a 19th Century Whaling Ship" is a wonderful book, both informative and hilarious. Though it is clearly intended for a younger audience then I what I will be teaching, it would really be very ideal for middle schoolers, though high school might also use it, though chiefly for pictures to illustrate reports and for the definitions provided for terms.

Though mostly the legendary tale of the whaling ship "Essex", which would be attacked by a giant whale, causing her crew...more
Amber
This was more specifically about the ill fated trip of the Essex than it was about whaling. Whaling is gruesome business enough that we didn't need the added gory details of cannibalism that took place after the ship wreck. An interesting read but not exactly the detail about whaling we were looking for.
Kristina
I love these books! they are easy but very informative!
Timothy
I like the humor in history it gives
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