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The young man and the sea, Rodman Philbrick

Label
The young man and the sea
Title
The young man and the sea
Statement of responsibility
Rodman Philbrick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
... Ever since his mother died, his father doesn't want to get up off the TV couch -- even when the Mary Rose, his fishing boat, sinks at the dock. Twelve-year-old Skiff's been bailing out Rose by himself for months, getting up before dawn to pump out the bilge and keep her floating -- just in case his dad decides to put his beer aside and get up and go fishing. But once a boat has gone under you can't bail it out. With a nod to Hemingway, award-winning novelist Rodman Philbrick presents a starkly dramatic yet poignant story about a determined boy who refuses to give up, despite overwhelming odds. Skiff Beaman makes a choice to take on the world -- but can he possibly beat the odds and win?
Summary
After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman decides that it is up to him to earn money to take care of himself and his father, so he undertakes a dangerous trip alone out on the ocean off the coast of Maine to try to catch a bluefin tuna
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
123413
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philbrick, W. R.
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
4.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1961
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hemingway, Ernest
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Grief
  • Fishing
  • Fathers and sons
  • Grief
  • Fishing stories
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The young man and the sea, Rodman Philbrick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
475184
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780439368292
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003050233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439368292
  • (Sirsi) ADM-9026
Label
The young man and the sea, Rodman Philbrick
Publication
Copyright
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
475184
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780439368292
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003050233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439368292
  • (Sirsi) ADM-9026

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