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The White Boats is a rousing tale of daring adventure and harrowing survival on the open ocean with echoes of The Old Man and the Sea, updated with a contemporary environmental theme. The White Boats tells the story of a young boy named Cesar who, like Hemingway’s title character, Santiago, dreams of catching a big marlin and ventures far out to sea in a tiny skiff to pursue his trophy fish. Unlike Santiago, Cesar must overcome a very different obstacle—a humpback whale entangled in plastic debris that he will risk life and limb to save. A heartfelt tale of courage and adventure for all ages, The White Boats contains elements of magical realism and will strike a deep, resonant chord with readers of environmental fiction.