Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Book - 2014
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World-renowned swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged.

Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again--each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away--but, still, Elizabeth finds her way back home.

Includes back matter with information about elephant seals.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780375858888
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Floca, Brian - Illustrator

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csrestall
Mar 05, 2017

I took out this book for my students and they have really enjoyed it. It is a true story about an elephant seal named Elizabeth who lives in Christchurch New Zealand. Beautiful illustrations. Highly reccomend.

SCL_Preschool Jul 11, 2014

A truly delightful picture book that tells the true story of an elephant seal named Elizabeth and her adventures in Christchurch, New Zealand and beyond.
Perfect for older preschoolers and younger elementary.

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Mar 05, 2017

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Mar 05, 2017

Elizabeth is an elephant seal who lives in Christchurch New Zealand. She doesnt seem to mind living alone in the city, and the fresh water river. Once day she crawls up to bask on the road and almost gets hit by a car. The citizens of Christchurch decide that they must do somthing to protect the people and the seal. They use a boat to take her out to sea to live with the other seals. Each time they take her out to sea, farther and farther, she would always come back to Christchurch. Eventually the people gave up trying to move Elizabeth. Instead they put up a seal crossing sign where she liked to lay in the road.

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