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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

And the Ocean Was Our Sky
  

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ISBN 9781406385861
Barcode 9781406385861
Release Date 1 September 2019 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Illustrated by Cai, Rovina
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ISBN-13 9781406385861
ISBN-10 1406385867
Stock Release date is 1 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Release Date 1 September 2019
International Release Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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: 170mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 562g
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 981883

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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 * Ness's imagination is often awe-inspiring; he goes to places no whale has gone before and is never short of a deep thought. This is not just a story about hunting whales, it's a comment on the futility of war, and the myths that we create and use as excuses for our actions. * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * With gorgeous, eerie illustrations threaded through the narrative and enhancing the haunting lyricism and prose, this is a beautiful and deeply strange book that tips your perspective upside-down and pitches you head-first into the cold heights of the oceans. * The Scotsman * Beautiful illustrations make this hardback a special gift and would suit teens who are after something thought-provoking and a little bit different. * Country Life * Rovina Cai's darkly powerful and shadowy illustrations shot through with blood-red (her sharks are particularly terrifying), do help you get a grip on the whales' underwater civilisation. * Women's Way *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 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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