The Serpent Came to Gloucester

By Ibatoulline, Bagram

Publishers 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.

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ISBN
978-0-76362-038-7
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2005

Gr 3-5 Rhyming text recounts the early-19th-century sighting of a large, mysterious sea serpent off the coast of Gloucester, MA. In keeping with the historical record, Anderson tells how the whole fishing village repeatedly viewed the creature until it disappeared with the onset of winter; the following summer, thinking they had sighted it far out on the sea, men set out to kill it, only to discover in the end that they had caught a huge mackerel. The narrator would seem to be a boy who runs through the streets...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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