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And the Ocean Was Our Sky (Hardback)

By Ness, Patrick
Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down."Call me Bathsheba." The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-endi... read full description below.

ISBN 9781406383560
Barcode 9781406383560
Published 1 September 2018 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781406383560
ISBN-10 1406383562
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2018
International Publication Date 6 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Illustrated by Cai, Rovina
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 755g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 918049

Description of this Book

The multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls takes the classic story of Moby Dick and turns the world upside down, creating a haunting and powerful modern myth. Call me Bathsheba. So begins this haunting novel by the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls, echoing the most famous opening sentence ever written. In And the Ocean Was Our Sky the world of Moby Dick is turned upside down, and we see the story through the eyes of the whale. Bathsheba's tale is of the hunt for a legend and a myth, the hunt for a devil named Toby Wick, whose white hull lurks in the deep. She is bound by an ancient prophecy to find him. But is he really the devil that Bathsheba seeks? A timeless story about the power of obsession and the injustice of war.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Ness explores war, power and obsession in a haunting, lyrical fable that reimagines the story of Moby Dick from the perspective of the whales. * The Bookseller *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls, More Than This, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Release. John Green has described him as an insanely beautiful writer . He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He has written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls and the BBC Doctor Who spin-off, Class. The first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2020. He lives in Los Angeles, USA. Rovina Cai creates illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue and she is often inspired by the past. From myths and fairy-tales to gothic novels, she loves stories that bring a little bit of magic and wonder to the present day. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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