The Serpent Came to Gloucester

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The Serpent Came to Gloucester
Written by M.T. Anderson
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763620386
ISBN-13: 9780763620387
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The Serpent Came to Gloucester

author: M.T. Anderson
illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline

It came from the sea, from the lonely sea,
It came from the glittering sea.

In a small Massachusetts fishing village in August of 1817, dozens of citizens claimed to have seen an enormous sea serpent swimming off the coast. Terrified at first, the people of Gloucester eventually became quite accustomed to their new neighbor. Adventure seekers came from miles around to study the serpent and aggressively hunt it down, but the creature eluded capture. The Gloucester sea serpent was then, and remains now, a complete mystery.

Reviving the rhythms and tone of a traditional sea chanty, M.T. Anderson recounts this exhilarating sea adventure through the eyes of a little boy who secretly hopes for the serpent's survival. The author's captivating verse is paired with Bagram Ibatoulline's luminous paintings, created in the spirit of nineteenth-century New England maritime artists.

An award-winning author and illustrator present a tribute to the beauty and mystery of the ocean.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $23.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763620386 /  9780763620387
on sale date:
05/2005
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 1/16" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Fairy Tales & Folklore; Action & Adventure; Historical; Animals;
 
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