Moby Dick with a twist: Discover Patrick Ness and Rovina Cai's gorgeous new book

Published on: 19 September 2018 Author: Catriona Wightman

Get ready to hear the story of Moby Dick as you've never heard it before...

The cover of And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness and Rovina Cai

'Call me Ishmael' is such an iconic opening line, but now it's time to get ready for 'Call me Bathsheba'!

A Monster Calls author Patrick Ness's new book And the Ocean Was Our Sky is a stunning retelling of Moby Dick, following a pod of whales led by Captain Alexandra in an endless war against men.

The whales attack a man ship, but - according to publishers Walker - 'instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...'

Eventually, they embark on the final hunt - one which will change the worlds of whales and men forever. How could you not be intrigued by that?

And the Ocean Was Our Sky is a really special book which flips a story we all think we know upside down, and it's all brought to life with absolutely gorgeous illustrations from  Rovina Cai.

We're lucky enough to have got our hands on some pages from the book, so flick through our gallery below to get a sneak peek:

See inside Patrick Ness and Rovina Cai's new take on Moby Dick

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An illustration from And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness and Rovina Cai
An illustration from And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness and Rovina Cai
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