- AOS Other Nautical Fiction
- By Robert M. Ballantyne
A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother.
"Truth is stranger than fiction, but fiction is a valuable assistant in the development of truth. Both, therefore, shall be used in these volumes. Care will be taken to ensure, as far as is possible, that the facts stated shall be true, and that the irnpressions given shall be truthful."
Author: Robert M. Ballantyne
Title: Fighting the Whales
First Published by: J. Nisbet
Written specifically for Young Adults: Yes