With Classic starts, young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favorite. Ishmael is a sailor and adventurer. Hoping to try his hand at hunting whales, he joins the crew of the Pequod, a ship led by its long-suffering, one-legged captain, Ahab. As their journey wears on, Captain Ahab becomes more obsessed with finding Moby-Dick, the mighty whale that took his leg. He thrills the crew with tales of the dangerous beast and promises them riches and fame upon the whale's capture. Then one afternoon, a voice finally calls from the masthead, "There she blows!" And it's Moby-Dick! This action-packed story tells of what happens when one seeks revenge at all costs.