Genre- Juvenile Fiction/General
Series- The Enchanted Attic (Book 2)
Published by- Zondervan
Number of pages- 192
Age Group- Tweens
Description of book- paperback, list price $7.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-72797-2
Inspired by Herman Melville and his 1851 novel, Moby Dick, Linus and Ophelia, 14-year-old twins, and their friend, Walter, meet Captain Ahab in their Enchanted Attic.
He is unlike Quasimodo, unhappy and temperamental. As they try to change his focus from capturing and killing the great white whale, to gathering any whale oil to take home, they are in for some adventures. He tries to take a boat, kill a wild cat, and learn how to navigate the internet.
Will the children be able to turn Captain Ahab’s focus away from the whale?
About the author- L. L. Samson has been a co-author with her husband and has written over 25 books herself.
My thoughts- I thought this book was just as exciting as Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Linus, Ophelia and Walter don’t have as much fun with Captain Ahab as they did with Quasimodo, but I think the kids learn how different people react to different situations.
I really liked Captain Ahab. I was impressed at how well he adapted to and enjoyed today’s technology. I’m glad he wanted to take some of the technology back, like having a flushing system on the Pequod.
I can see how some readers may not like the addition of another grownup, Aunt Portia, because it starts as kids only and then includes Father Lou. I have a feeling though that they may both be needed in future stories.
I thought this book was great and I may just go read Moby Dick to see what happens to Captain Ahab. Please check out this book. The next book out will be Dueling with the Three Musketeers.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Saving Moby Dick by L.L. Samson for free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.