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The Resource The serpent came to Gloucester, M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

The serpent came to Gloucester, M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Label
The serpent came to Gloucester
Title
The serpent came to Gloucester
Statement of responsibility
M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rhyming text tells of a sea serpent that plays off the coast of Massachusetts the summer of 1817, and is hunted upon its return the next year. Includes a page of facts upon which the story is based. 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
Summary
Rhyming text tells of a sea serpent that plays off the coast of Massachusetts the summer of 1817, and is hunted upon its return the next year. Includes a page of facts upon which the story is based
Storyline
Writing style
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137460
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, M. T
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NP
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ8.3.A5478
LC item number
Se 2005
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ibatoulline, Bagram
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea monsters
  • Fishers
  • Gloucester (Mass.)
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Sea monsters
  • Fishers
  • Gloucester (Mass.)
Target audience
primary
Label
The serpent came to Gloucester, M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2473507
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763620387
Isbn Type
(reinforced : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004057921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780763620387
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm56387091
Label
The serpent came to Gloucester, M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2473507
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763620387
Isbn Type
(reinforced : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004057921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780763620387
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm56387091

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