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The Three Fishing Brothers Gruff

by Ben Galbraith

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This story is about three brothers and their journeys of being fisherman. These brothers are extremely greedy, and they take way more than they need. In the Sea of Plenty, they run it dry by taking away all of the fish. No there are no more fish! At the end of the book, the brothers learn their lesson by being hit by the big wale of the sea, and she destroys all three of them. Finally, the sea is restored and healthy. The book teaches you a little bit about pollution, chemicals that people put into the water, taking more than you need, and how to respect the sea.
  KaylaAnn715 | Nov 25, 2015 |
This rendition of The Three Billy Goats Gruff changes the goats into greedy fishermen. The book teaches the consequences of overfishing. ( )
  emtimmins | Apr 29, 2014 |
Age Appropriateness: Primary, Intermediate
Genre: Fantasy
Review: This is a great fantasy book based on the folk tale, Three Billy Goats Gruff. It tells the tale of three greedy fisherman polluting the bays and taking all the fish. The guardian of the bay, a whale, ends up killing them in the end because they are too greedy. ( )
  finnyann126 | Apr 9, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0340893427, Paperback)

Once upon a time, there were three fishing brothers called Gruff. They were mean and greedy and fished until there were no more fish to be fished in Poverty Bay. But watch out! Minke Whale, Guardian of the Ocean, isn't pleased, and neither are the townspeople of Poverty Bay! The brilliantly conceived text, based loosely on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, is matched by Ben Galbraith's bold, sophisticated artwork. And as you turn the pages, watch for all the die-cut portholes and handy environmental tips. This spectacular picture book debut  gives us a timely ecological tale about caring for our environment and protecting the earth's resources.

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Three greedy fisherman from Poverty Bay discover there are not plenty more fish in the sea.

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