Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

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Baker & Taylor
An anthology of short stories and comics explore feminism, fantasy, and science fiction from Indian and Australian authors.

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A collection of feminist stories, graphic novellas and a play about the connections we all share includes the tale of a Little Red Riding Hood who wears a space suit, boys and girls who turn the tables on catcallers and a version of Top Chef that involves time travel to secure fresh ingredients. Simultaneous eBook.

Simon and Schuster
Nineteen contributors from India and Australia—including Printz Award–winning author Margo Lanagan and New York Times bestsellers Justine Larbalestier and Samhita Arnir—team up to create a “rare treat of speculative literature” in this groundbreaking feminist collection that “bursts with imagination” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

A post-apocalyptic Little Red Riding Hood. Girls and boys turning the tables on creepy old cat-callers. Female pirates rescuing abused women. A futuristic cooking show.

These are just a few of the stories told in Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, a feminist speculative fiction collection, born of a collaboration between Australian and Indian writers. Finding themselves inspired to action after crimes against women dominated national conversations, the editors of this collection paired writers and illustrators from India and Australia together to write stories, graphic novels, and even a play that reimagine what girls can be and see themselves as.

The results are stunning. Some of the authors worked together, some wrote stories along a similar theme, but all seventeen stories blend magical realism and self-confidence in a powerful and inspiring way.

Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schustes Children's Publishing Division, 2017
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9781481470575
Branch Call Number: Teen Stories Eat
Characteristics: 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Roy, Anita
Dhar, Payal
Murray, Kirsty


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Jan 06, 2018

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean was delicious! It is filled with empowering short stories regarding feminism and the environment. There are also beautifully illustrated comics. What I love most about this book (besides the amazing cover design) is the focus on collaboration. Writers from opposite ends of the world were paired up to discuss global issues and then write a story together. This is one of those books that I want on my shelf at home, so I can re-read it over and over again.

multcolib_susannel Sep 05, 2017

These imaginative short stories use magical realism to illustrate the powerful and inspiring ways that girls and women deal with what life throws them.

Jul 04, 2017

Humanity. A small word in comparison to our grand vast world and its deep meaning. What does it mean to be human? Well, some fabulous authors teamed up to write stories and depict manga in ways so that we as readers could find new ways and light to see ourselves. My favourite is definitely the story of the girl who had to watch her two siblings and gets pulled into a transit terminal. The play of imagery really stuck with me from that one. The first one about catcalling is a good one too. This is a collection of stories that have been artfully woven for you to read, so that you too may see the world in its grand scheme and colours, vast and marvellous.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library


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