Could you survive being shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean? Tracked by a murderous whale? Whaleship Essex: Disaster at Sea in the True Survival series explores the shocking survival story of the Whaleship Essex and her crew. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors ), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. A table of contents, glossary, and index all enhance comprehension and vocabulary.