The Pull of the Ocean

By Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Y. Maudet (Translator)

This contemporary version of the Tom Thumb story follows charismatic Yann, youngest and smallest of seven brothers, as he silently leads his siblings across the rain-soaked French countryside.  Their harrowing flight from abusive parents is described through the recollections of the boys themselves and through the distinctive voices of those who witness or abet their journey.


Published by Delacorte Press. Originally published in French in 1999 as "L'enfant océan."

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