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And the Ocean Was Our Sky - Patrick Ness

And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2018
ISBN: 9781406383560
Number Of Pages: 160

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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-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.

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.

"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' *

ISBN: 9781406383560
ISBN-10: 1406383562
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st September 2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.76

Patrick Ness


About the Author


Patrick Ness is the author of nine books: 2 novels for adults (The Crash of Hennington and The Crane Wife), 1 short story collection for adults (Topics About Which I Know Nothing) and 6 novels for young adults (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men, A Monster Calls, More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here). 

For these books, he has won the Carnegie Medal twice, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Red House Book Award, the Jugendliteratur Preis, the UKLA Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the fabulous, fabulous, fabulous Jim Kay also won the Greenaway for his illustrations in A Monster Calls. He also writes screenplays, including for the movie version of A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones, out October 2016. 

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