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Once upon a time, there lived three mean and greedy brothers called Gruff. They fish and fish until Poverty Bay is empty, and so resolve to find somewhere else to catch their fish. But watch out, Minke Whale, the Guardian of the Ocean isn't happy and the neither are the townspeople of Poverty Bay!
This brilliantly conceived text is based loosely on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
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Superbly illustrated ... combines an important message with a cracking story (Carousel)
In a league of its own. The story line if engaging, the illustrations are stunning [and] there is a thought-provoking message at its centre (Adoption.Net)
A deceptively simple picture book with a powerful biting message ... neither prosy nor preachy, but it is uncompromising. I loved it. (School Librarian)
Having both local and international appeal The Fishing Brothers Gruff is an impressive, if not flawless, debut, promising much and, for the most part, delivering. (Mapgies)
witty and intelligent... a very topical story with a satisfying ending that will give young readers plenty to think about. (New Zealand Herald)
With its striking collage, peep-through pages, wit and sound ecological message about greed, pollution and over-fishing, Ben Galbraith's The Fishing Brothers Gruff is a handsome action adventure for 4-7s in which a minke whale takes on three villainous despoilers of the sea and their big machinery. (Nicolette Jones in The Sunday Times)
Once upon a time, there were three fishing brothers called Gruff. They were mean and greedy fishermen and fished until there were no more fish to be fished. A timely ecological tale about caring for our environment and protecting the earth's resources.
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340893419