of the Seahorse
) is yet another wonderfully written and spectacularly illustrated book by Graeme Base
. Rhyming couplets
in iambic septameter
Subtitled A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts, the jacket summarizes the book this way
In which the villainous Gropmund Grouper devises a dastardly scheme to rob the innocent folk of Reeftown of their homes and money, but is foiled by the efforts of the intrepid Pearl Trout, her fiery brother, Finneus, and brave Corporal Bert of the Soldiercrab Army
I'm not 100% certain that my usage of "Rhyming couplets in iambic septameter" is correct, so here is the verse from the back cover as an example:
Beyond the ken of mortal men, beneath the wind and waves,
There lies a land of shells and sand, of chasms, crags and caves,
Where coral castles climb and soar, where swaying seaweeds grow,
And all around without a sound the ocean currents flow...
Although now that I look at it, this stanza has extra rhymes within each line (which the main body of the book does not) which might put it into yet another category.