Win a copy of ARCH OF BONE, the new book from the beloved grandmaster Jane Yolen. “Elemental and timeless.” —Eliot Schrefer, National Book Award Finalist
With the help of the fine folks at GOODREADS, we’re giving away ARCH OF BONE, the award-winning Jane Yolen’s continuation of Moby Dick.
ARCH OF BONE is a historical novel that reanimates Nantucket’s whaling history. In it, the aftermath of the Pequod’s sinking is imagined on behalf of the families of those lost at sea. The result is a daring story in which a grieving son becomes his own kind of survivor.—Foreword
Continuing the story from where Moby-Dick leaves off, this compelling boyhood adventure, penned by beloved author Jane Yolen (Owl Moon), hearkens to timeless coming-of-age tales of yore. Masterfully illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, the journey of a boy and his dog comes to life on the page.
Fourteen-year-old Josiah Starbuck dreams of joining the crew of a whaling ship someday, just like his father and his grandfather had. But Josiah’s world turns upside-down when a ragged sailor arrives on his doorstep.
The sailor is called Ishmael, and he has terrible news: Josiah’s father, the first mate of the Pequod, is dead, along with the rest of the crew. Ishmael claims they were led to their doom by the mad Captain Ahab and Ahab’s hunt for the legendary white whale Moby-Dick. But Josiah is not so certain his father’s death was that simple. Why did only Ishmael survive the shipwreck of the Pequod?
Grief-stricken, Josiah sets sail with his dog, Zeke, in order to find the truth of his father’s death. Can he and Zeke discover the secrets of the Pequod at the mysterious Arch of Bone?
This is the story Melville should have written.—Daniel Pinkwater, author of The Neddiad