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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Written by Patrick Ness

Illustrated by Rovina Cai

Key Stage 4 Adventure Stories Classic Fiction

LoveReading View on And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Wonderful illustration illuminates this story of power, obsession and war - a reimagining of Moby Dick from the whale's perspective.


And the Ocean Was Our Sky Synopsis

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

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406383560
Publication date: 1st September 2018
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Rovina Cai
Publisher: Walker Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 4
Topics: Adventure Stories, Classic Fiction

About Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness was born on an army base called Fort Belvoir, near Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States. His father was a drill sergeant in the US Army. He lived in Hawaii until he was almost six, spent the ten years after that in suburban Washington state, and then on to Los Angeles, where he studied English Literature at the University of Southern California. His main job after graduating was as corporate writer at a cable company, writing manuals, form letters and speeches and once even an advertisement for the Gilroy, California Garlic Festival (this is true). If you're American ...

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