Peggony-Po A Whale of a Tale

peggonyThe author provides a note that in the 1700’s African men were hired to work on whaling ships and that there was no prejudice on the sea.  The whalers wanted the most capable men, and black and white sailors worked together on the sea during the time that slavery was most common in the southern United States.

Tale tale: In this tall tale a small wooden figure of a boy is able to do super-human feats to capture a whale.  A tall tale features a character that can do more than a normal person could in real life.  What are some of the super feats that Peggony-Po did?

Cause and Effect: Because Cetus ate Galleon’s leg, Peggony-Po wanted to capture him.


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