Today’s book isn’t found in the children’s section of the library. It’s a grown-up book. Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page by Matt Kish is an interesting take on The Whale. Here’s part of Amazon’s description for Kish’s book:
Inspired by one of the world’s greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish set out on an epic voyage of his own one day in August 2009. More than one hundred and fifty years following the original publication of Moby-Dick, Kish began illustrating Herman Melville’s classic, creating an image a day over the next eighteen months based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition.
This is Ishmael. The text on the right says “1. Call me Ishmael.”
Here’s another peek. I wanted you to get a glimpse of the white whale.
I won’t reprint the text for this drawing because I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone who hasn’t completed the book yet. Here’s a hint though; that’s an angry
I can’t even imagine the commitment it took to complete this project.
And I thought reading Moby-Dick took determination.