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Lula and the sea monster, Alex Latimer

Label
Lula and the sea monster
Title
Lula and the sea monster
Statement of responsibility
Alex Latimer
Title variation
Lula & the sea monster
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lula and her parents must leave their beloved house on the beach, but Bean, the tiny creature she rescued from a seagull, becomes a friend and does not want her to go
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Lula lives in a seaside home with her parents, and she’s an avid beachcomber. When she comes across a seagull attacking a tiny sea creature in a rock pool, she rescues the cute, octopus-like monster and names him Bean. Lula brings Bean sandwiches; he grows. She brings more and more sandwiches; he grows and grows until he’s too big for any rock pool and moves into the ocean. Lula and Bean’s blossoming friendship is threatened when the construction of a coastal highway is planned, displacing her family from their home. Lula joins the local protests, but the bulldozers still come. Then, Bean—now the size of 10 elephants—wraps his tentacles protectively around Lula’s house and chases the bulldozers away. Latimer’s bright, digitized pencil drawings give life to the coastal setting and will make readers appreciate the seaside as much as Lula does. An absorbing and heartening tale about the boundless friendship between people and nature and the importance of preservation. -- Connie Fletcher (Reviewed 6/14/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 19)
  • A young girl and her family are on the verge of losing their home on the beach. Urbanization has reached the beachfront, and the house Lula and her family live in is threatened by bulldozers to make room for a "huge highway." Savoring her limited time left on the beach, Lula goes on a quest to find "treasures" but ends up saving "the tiniest creature" she sees in a tide pool from a hungry sea gull. She aptly names him Bean for his small size. Enamored with her new friend, Lula brings Bean all sorts of food: sandwiches, fruit, pastries, and even a jar of pickles. As their friendship flourishes, so does Bean's size—so much so that he no longer fits on one page. When the bulldozers arrive to claim the beach, Lula finds the courage to stand up for her home and the home of "millions of creatures" like Bean. Latimer's clever use of shadows and light helps convey the emotions of the protagonist while the bright, bold colors of the pencil-and-digital illustrations give life to the story's otherwise simple text. The pink, squidlike Bean is perfectly adorable. Though Lula, her parents, and several background characters have varying hair colors, all appear light skinned. A colorful and uplifting story that is more than just a beach read. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10798743
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Latimer, Alex
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.L369612
LC item number
Lul 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea monsters
  • Friendship
  • Beaches
  • Moving, Household
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Sea monsters
  • Friendship
  • Beaches
  • Moving, Household
Target audience
primary
Label
Lula and the sea monster, Alex Latimer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Oxford University Press"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018044608
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781682631225
Lccn
2018044608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730745
Label
Lula and the sea monster, Alex Latimer
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Oxford University Press"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018044608
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781682631225
Lccn
2018044608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730745

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