And the Ocean Was Our Sky

And the Ocean Was Our Sky

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With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable, dangerous Captain Alexandra, they fight in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself. With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062860729
Branch Call Number: YA NESS
Characteristics: 158 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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Nov 08, 2018

Strange and beautiful. Continues themes found in The Knife of Never Letting Go- that sometimes to defeat the monster, we become the monster. Simple at the surface, but with much depth when you get down into the deep (like the ocean, one more delightful parallel). If you don't think about it, it's just a beautifully illustrated book. But deep inside, it's much, much more.

AnnabelleLee27 Oct 16, 2018

Interesting premise, gorgeous illustrations and lovely writing in this short book about how we create and then become the devils we despise. The ending, while dramatic, is not easy to follow and somewhat disappointing while some of the author's points did not seem to come across clearly or as forcefully as I believe he intended. However, the illustrations are amazing and hauntingly powerful and make this book worth exploring.

Oct 12, 2018

I'm thinking maybe Patrick Ness isn't for me. This is my second attempt at reading a novel by him, and I just don't think we mesh. I got about 30 pages into this before I called it quits. It's too weird, yet too much of the same, if that makes any sense. It's a retelling of Moby Dick from the whale's perspective, with a little bit of magical realism/fantasy tossed in. The illustrations are gorgeous, but I wasn't invested enough in the story to continue.

OPL_KrisC Sep 12, 2018

Inspired by Moby Dick, this adventure story is leisurely paced with captivating illustrations.


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