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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

by Cox, Lynne, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 17 of 20 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Cox
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j QL737.P64 C69 2014
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j QL737.P64 C69 2014
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Cox
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Cox
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Clairton Public Library Picture Books JP C
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E COX
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F COX 2014 CRAFTON 7/14
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC COX
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB COX
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC COX
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E CO
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j COX
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK COX
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction A-MAMMAL SEAL
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E COX WILD ANIMALS
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Professional Ref j Ea COX Lynne
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Floca, fresh from his Caldecott-winning Locomotive (2013), lends delicate sun-washed watercolors to this charming story of an unusual elephant seal. Cox, a long-distance swimmer best known for Grayson (2006), a nonfiction adult book about a whale, uses a light hand and a sweet, wondrous, yet unsentimental touch to relate how Elizabeth, fondly named by the townsfolk of Christchurch, New Zealand, prefers to reside in a warm river rather than the ocean. But when Elizabeth begins to sun herself on a busy asphalt road, she is deemed a potential danger and taken out to live with her brethren at sea. Miraculously, Elizabeth manages to return to her preferred home in the shallow Avon not once but three times, even though each time she is transported further and further afield. Cox anchors the story by imagining a small boy, Michael, enjoying Elizabeth and always waiting for her reappearance. Based on a true story there is a photo of the real Elizabeth in the illuminating afterword this is a superior addition to shelves of titles featuring wild animals. Floca manages to convey Elizabeth's appeal by focusing on the way her expressive face plays off her tremendous bulk. Her content, happy smiles as she floats in a bucolic world of hazy riverbanks and blue skies will appeal to animal lovers of every age.--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's tempting to call this a true fish-out-of-water story, except the eponymous heroine is actually an elephant seal, and she doesn't see herself as displaced when she parks herself across a two-lane road in Christchurch, New Zealand. "Maybe she liked the feel of the warm firmness under her belly," writes long-distance swimmer Cox (Swimming to Antarctica), "or maybe it was the sunshine fanning out across her back. But whatever it was, she decided to stay." After many failed attempts to transport Elizabeth (who weighs "as much as fifteen Labrador retrievers") to safer, more seal-friendly ground, her adoring but concerned public finally reaches a rapprochement with this sweet-faced force of nature; a photo of the real Elizabeth sprawled in her favorite spot appears in the afterword. The low-key text is beautifully amplified by Floca's visual narrative, which takes readers from the busy downtown to distant, misty shores. The newly minted Caldecott winner may be best known for his more encyclopedic works, but he proves that whether the subject is trains or stubborn seals, he's a master storyteller. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Martha Kaplan, Martha Kaplan Agency. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Elephant seals -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Juvenile literature.
Human-animal relationships -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Juvenile literature.
Elephant seals.
Elephant seals -- Behavior.
Human-animal relationships.
Christchurch (N.Z.) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
New Zealand.
Publisher New York :Schwartz & Wade Books,2014
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Floca, Brian, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780375858888
0375858881
9780375958885
0375958886
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