The Eel Question

The Eel Question[Download] ➾ The Eel Question ➹ Nicola Davies – Bound to serve a cruel master Nant’s curiosity never fails to get her into trouble Some uestions she had learned it was best not to ask but every autumn the silver eels return and so do her uestions Bound to serve a cruel master Nant’s curiosity never fails to get her into trouble Some uestions she had learned it was best not to ask but every autumn the silver eels return and so do her uestions Where do they come from And where do they go Be ready to feel a little bit of magic and perhaps a few shivers The Eel PDF/EPUB ² down the spine .

I was very small when I saw my first dolphin says zoologist Nicola Davies recalling a seminal visit with her father to a dolphin show at the zoo Enchanted at the sight of what she called the big fish jumping so high and swimming so fast she determined right then that she would meet the amazing creatures again in the wild where The Eel PDF/EPUB ² they belonged And indeed she did as part of a pair of scie.

The Eel Question PDF ¶ The Eel  PDF/EPUB ²
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • The Eel Question
  • Nicola Davies
  • English
  • 04 October 2016
  • 9781910862520

9 thoughts on “The Eel Question

  1. Abigail says:

    Raised on a flat marshland and bound to an abusive master in the form of eel fisherman Dith Nant lived a life starved of love and beauty Despite these deprivations she had a curious nature that no amount of abuse could destroy She wondered about many of the things around her always asking uestions Most of all she wondered where the silver eels that appeared in the autumn came from and where they went to after their brief stay When a terrible and tragic set of events rob her of the one thing she has come to love a little otter cub she had rescued and raised Nant is guided by the eels to discover the answer to that uestionThe sixth entry in author Nicola Davies' Shadows and Light series intended to explore the deeper darker side of our connection with the natural world The Eel uestion has some very dark elements indeed from the routine physical abuse that Nant suffers to her almost immolation as an accused witch Most heartbreaking of all however is the view spoilerkilling hide spoiler

  2. Anthony Burt says:

    This short book by the lovely and passionate zoologist and broadcaster Nicola Davies has a stunning haunting and magical uality to it Its edgy illustrations give its story an elevated feel and show the reader how much this book is about nature and what people do to the environment Nant is a young marshland girl with the curiosity of a wildcat She serves her cruel master Dith who regularly punishes her for asking too many uestions about her environment and its wildlife And in this story Dith really does come across as an abusive man who – I think – symbolises humanity’s disrespect for nature Nant is out eel fishing with Dith on day and she wishes to know simple answers lto a uestion like where do the slippery silver eels come from and where do they go But Dith dismisses her curiosity smacks her and forces her into the river to gather the eel traps It is here Nant is upset to find drowned eel pups and their grieving mother With no compassion Dith kills the mother but Nant manages to save the life of one pup After this something happens to Dith and Nant is blamed for it by her townspeople They treat her like some kind of witch whereas she is really only a Greta Thunberg type young girl who merely wants to live in harmony with nature not hurt it The story really is pretty shocking and heart breaking in places so isn’t for really young children but this cruelty is written in a believable and strangely beautiful way Nicola’s metaphorical prose makes the book feel like a parable on the state of nature rather than just a story of a cruel man hurting a curious girl This story is a very typical one right now and it is written in a rightfully no holds barred beautiful fashion here

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