Borrowed Black

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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Borrowed Black tells the story of an imaginary creature who lives on the coast of Labrador. He borrows everything from his surroundings -- even the wind fuels his very existence. When his greed spurs him to borrow the moon, which he shatters, the land becomes veiled in darkness. Luckily, local sailors come together, return the wind to the air and the moon to the sky, and show us how courage can overcome greed.

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Overview

The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Borrowed Black tells the story of an imaginary creature who lives on the coast of Labrador. He borrows everything from his surroundings -- even the wind fuels his very existence. When his greed spurs him to borrow the moon, which he shatters, the land becomes veiled in darkness. Luckily, local sailors come together, return the wind to the air and the moon to the sky, and show us how courage can overcome greed.

Borrowed Black has been printed in eleven countries, and has been translated into seven languages, including Innu and Innuit. It has also been used in the Labrador school system. Breathtaking, full colour illustrations by Jan Mogensen perfectly complement this classic tale.

Retells in rhyme how a creature named Borrowed Black, made of borrowed things himself, borrowed the moon one night, causing great consternation in all living things.

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Gr 4-6-- From its dramatic cover illustration of a cloudy, moonlit night and a lone wolf peering at ice floes and mist-bottomed rocks on page one, the tone is set for this ballad-like tale of the Labradorean monster, Borrowed Black. In rhymed couplets, Obed tells how the huge golem-like creature--made of parts borrowed from many animals held together by the wind--borrows the moon, and, when it breaks, buries it in the sea. The rescue of the moon by a curious boatful of creatures and the monster's demise complete the short tale. Illustrations are in subdued watercolor tones of blue, gray, and brown highlighted with white, which brighten only slightly at the tale's end as Borrowed Black falls to pieces and blows away. Personified characters walrus, beaver, puffin, moon-faced anchor with names such as Cabbage Captain, Mousie Mate, and Sinky Sailor, coupled with a number of unusual terms all explained in a glossary add to the foreign flavor of the text. Unusual in content, style , and illustration, this picture-book import will not attract average readers, but it might prove useful in literature classrooms. --Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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"In Borrowed Black by Ellen Bryan Obed the setting, the wild and isolated shore of Labrador, is supremely important." -Books in Canada

"The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Borrowed Black is beautifully illustrated with subdued watercolour hues of blue, gray and brown highlighted with white. Borrowed Black is an engaging folk tale." -Canadian Review of Materials

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824984014
  • Publisher: Ideals Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/1989
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Labrador is the setting for most of the fantasy, poetry, and natural history of children's writer, Ellen Bryan Obed. Borrowed Black - A Labrador Fantasy has been translated into seven languages and appeared in thirteen different editions including a 25th anniversary edition in 2005. Her poetry has appeared in Chickadee magazine and on city buses as part of the project Metroverse. Obed spent ten years (and many more summers) in Labrador where she taught school, researched the flora, and raised three children. She presently lives with her husband in the company of fields and woods in, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, where she writes on subjects of natural history and the north.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2005

    is there a point?

    I read this book when I was younger...I enjoyed the book which made me recall it and I was looking to get it for my nephew who is now the age I was when I read it...though i don't remember any other characters except for the main, I remember feeling sorry for the main character and wondering what was the point?? It is defintely an abstract reading.

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