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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

by Patrick Ness

And the Ocean Was Our Sky Synopsis

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-ending war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men.

And the Ocean Was Our Sky Press Reviews

As in all his work, the writing is clear and often lyrical, and the story moves with plenty of pace. [...] Rovina Cai's full-page and double-page illustrations are beautiful in their own right, but they're a real enhancement to the story and perfectly integrated into the design. I loved it, and you can call me Ishmael if it doesn't end up on several prize shortlists. * Guardian.com * 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 * 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 * Mind-bendingly brilliant and fearlessly strange! * Frances Hardinge, author of 'The Lie Tree' *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406383560
Publication date: 1st September 2018
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Patrick Ness

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 ...

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