And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Hardback

Main Details

Title And the Ocean Was Our Sky
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Patrick Ness
Illustrated by   Rovina Cai
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:160
Dimensions(mm): Height 250,Width 180
CategoriesClassic fiction
Adventure stories
Animal stories
ISBN 9781406383560
ClassificationsDewey:813.6
Audience
Children / Juvenile
General

Publishing Details

Publisher Walker Books Ltd
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2018
NZ Release Date 1 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

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.

Author Biography

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 2019. He lives in London. 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.

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' *