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The Resource The young man and the sea, Rodman Philbrick

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
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 hugh bluefin tuna. Skiff Beaman has a boatload of problems. 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.
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P52112
LC item number
Lo 2004
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1961
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hemingway, Ernest
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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
Contents
Lobster boy -- Swampers -- By the barrel raised -- Rotten to the keel -- Attack of the vampire mud worms -- Finest kind -- Ringing of the hammer -- What the grease monkey said -- Money by the pound -- Lobster in the parlor -- Trap wars -- Rich boy in the dark of night -- When you wake up -- By hook and by crook -- Where the big fish live -- Blushing bandit -- Three rules for Skiff Beaman -- What happened to the stars -- If mist made the world -- Take my breath away -- When the whoosh comes by -- Keg rider -- Nantucket sleigh ride -- Angel in the mist -- Tail on the door
Control code
20962580
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
  • (OCoLC)ocm52386319
  • (Sirsi) AAS-5563
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
Contents
Lobster boy -- Swampers -- By the barrel raised -- Rotten to the keel -- Attack of the vampire mud worms -- Finest kind -- Ringing of the hammer -- What the grease monkey said -- Money by the pound -- Lobster in the parlor -- Trap wars -- Rich boy in the dark of night -- When you wake up -- By hook and by crook -- Where the big fish live -- Blushing bandit -- Three rules for Skiff Beaman -- What happened to the stars -- If mist made the world -- Take my breath away -- When the whoosh comes by -- Keg rider -- Nantucket sleigh ride -- Angel in the mist -- Tail on the door
Control code
20962580
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
  • (OCoLC)ocm52386319
  • (Sirsi) AAS-5563

Library Locations

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