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The Resource Elizabeth, queen of the seas, by Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Brian Floca

Elizabeth, queen of the seas, by Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Brian Floca

Label
Elizabeth, queen of the seas
Title
Elizabeth, queen of the seas
Statement of responsibility
by Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Brian Floca
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
World-renowned swimmer and 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
Summary
Describes how an elephant seal made a home in New Zealand's narrow Avon River and loved to stretch out across a two-lane road, requiring volunteers to tow her farther out to sea after she kept returning repeatedly
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Chickadee Award (Maine), 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Picture Books, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10315206
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Lynne
Dewey number
599.79/40929
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL737.P64
LC item number
C69 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Floca, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elephant seals
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Christchurch (N.Z.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Elizabeth, queen of the seas, by Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Brian Floca
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn741937565
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375958885
Isbn Type
(glb)
Lccn
2011023586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)741937565
Label
Elizabeth, queen of the seas, by Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Brian Floca
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn741937565
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375958885
Isbn Type
(glb)
Lccn
2011023586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)741937565

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