About this title: Caught in mountainous seas and hurricane-force winds are the swordfishing fleet from Gloucester, Massachusetts and a sailing yacht. The rescue services cannot locate the swordfishing boat "Andrea Gail", and Captain Billy Tyne and his crew of six are feared lost. This is a simplified adaptation of Sebastian Junger's best-seller about a terrible storm that occurred in 1991. It is an intermediate-level story in a series of ELT readers comprising a wide range of titles - some original and some simplified - from modern and classic novels, and designed to appeal to all age groups, tastes and cultures. The books are divided into five levels: Starter Level, with about 300 basic words; Beginner Level (600 basic words); Elementary Level (1100); Intermediate Level (1600); and Upper Level (2200). Some of the titles are also available on cassette.
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