This 36-page packet is to be used in conjunction with the reading of Revenge of the Whale by Nathaniel Philbrick. This book was published by Scholastic and is a version of Philbrick's book In the Heart of the Sea, a true account of the sinking of the whaleship Essex in 1820. Copies of this book may be purchased through amazon.com and/or through Scholastic book clubs. (This true story is graphic in parts and therefore is intended for slightly older readers.) Included are vocabulary lists, matching vocabulary tests, and short answer questions for sections of the book (1-3 chapters each). ** The movie In the Heart of the Sea was released on December 25, 2015.