And the Ocean Was Our Sky


And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Patrick Ness

"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.

An unbelievable graphic novel meets novella that tells the tale of Moby Dick from the Whale's perspective. You absolutely don't need to have read Moby Dick to get something from this stunning book. It examines (with chilling relevancy) the nature of war and heroism "There are those who romance the hunt the way they romance war; in their safety, they imagine a place in history, an invisible pride that won't feed their children but will raise them above their neighbors; they never imagine the despair; they never imagine the blood and the suffering; they never imagine how the heart dies and dies again." A staff pick for Young Adults at the Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.