Words taken from the influential novel set us deep in this tale of passion and revenge, only to find the story is actually set in a bathtub as a young child enacts the drama of Moby Dick. It’s bedtime, and a parent pulls the plug, wraps the child in towels, tucks them in bed and, upon request, sings a ballad that begins:
Wide are the waters of the deep blue sea
Great is the whale that got away free...
A Moby Dick-inspired picture book adventure unlike any you've ever seen--with a surprise ending--from Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young.
Deep in the dark ocean, Mighty Moby lurks. Up above the ocean waves, a one-legged captain pursues the whale he clashed with long ago.
Mighty Moby and the captain are soon locked in another battle...but things aren't always what they seem.
Caldecott Medalist Ed Young brings us a dynamically interactive story with a surprise twist that will have you rocking along to the waves of the ocean.
About the Author
Ed Young is the illustrator of more than eighty books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Lon Po Po, and the New York Times bestseller Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein, and Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta. He has also written and illustrated The House Baba Built, which recounts his childhood in Shanghai. Born in China, Ed moved to the United States as a young man and pursued his love of art. He currently lives in New York.
Barbara DaCosta's first collaboration with Ed Young, Nighttime Ninja, won the Children's Choice Award. She makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
* "This illustrative complexity rewards readers who look deeply, engaging both their perceptions and emotions. Stunning illustrations and authentic words grace this unusually sophisticated picture book."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "A masterpiece of bookmaking."—School Library Journal, starred review
"[A] truly memorable reading and seeing experience. Melville would be proud and readers will be enchanted."—Booklist, starred review
"[An] excellent addition to any library and a fun read aloud."—School Library Connection
"A vivid and thoughtful introduction to Melville's celebrated American epic....Milder readers looking for a gentler conclusion need only turn the page to reveal a rewarding surprise twist."—Horn Book
"Young's mixed-media art is gloriously dramatic."—BCCB