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Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2006.
IL K-3, RL 4.3
ISBN 0786819588
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In this tall tale, an African American sailor who has a peg leg carves a figure of a little boy and names him Peggony-Po.  Peggony-Po comes to life and is a son to the sailor.  When he finds out about the whale that ate the sailor's leg, PeggonyPo  leaps into the sea to battle the whale.  And what a battle it was!
SUBJECTS:     Whales -- Fiction.
                        Whaling -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Tall tales.

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