The Boy Who Held Back the Sea

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Dial Books, Sep 2, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Jan had never done anything more heroic than shout for the guard because he'd imagined he'd seen a sea serpent. But when Jan discovered water trickling through a desolate stretch of the dike that protected his low-lying village, he knew he had to act fast.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

I like this book for its illustrations, plain and simple. I enjoyed the simple retelling of the classic tale, but it was Thomas Locker's epic landscapes that did it for me here. Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony2013 - LibraryThing

This is th Dutch version of the boy who cried wolf. Jan is always trying to arouse concern about enemy soldiers and sea monsters, so when he claims dam is leaking, no one believes him, though the ... Read full review

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