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Young Adult Lit WebQuests

Interesting Links 


Check out each one of these links and read the information they contain.  Pay attention because there is a question relating each link to The Young Man and the Sea on the quiz.


  1. Read James Blasingame's interview with Rodman Philbrick, taken from the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
  2. This site references the value and prestige associated with bluefin tuna, as well as its effect on the tuna population.
  3. Lobster trapping is very important to Maine's economy.  This site details the activity's history, importance, and culture.
  4. Mudworms made Skiff's task of boat repair a little bit difficult.  Read more about these marine menaces here.
  5. Skiff's father struggled with depression after the death of his wife.  Learn more about depression and its symptoms at this site.
  6. Watch this animated video about the Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway's novella to which Philbrick's title is an homage.
  7. This link has lots of great facts about Maine, the setting for The Young Man and the Sea.

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