ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF THE SEAS
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2014
IL K-3, RL 4.2
This is the story of Elizabeth, a two
ton elephant seal who lived in Christchurch, New
Zealand. The people of the city loved seeing
Elizabeth in the river or along the banks enjoying the
sunshine. They knew not to go near her since she
was a wild animal. Everything was great until
Elizabeth discovered the road. She loved lying
on the asphalt that was all warm from the sun.
But cars also used the road and it was decided that
the time had come for Elizabeth to join other elephant
seals in the ocean. A boat towed her out and
left her with a colony of seals. But Elizabeth
was not happy.
seals belong in the ocean, but Elizabeth is
different. No one knows what draws her to settle
in a busy intersection in the middle of Christchurch,
New Zealand, but she makes it clear that is where she
wants to be. This true story of love and
determination will warm your heart! (Booktalk by Pennsylvania
Readerís Choice Award Committee)
in Christchurch, New Zealand and is fascinated by an
elephant seal named Elizabeth. When Elizabeth
begins to sun herself on a busy road, residents
volunteer to move her to an elephant seal colony.
After she makes her way back, they try to relocate
her two more times. The people loved Elizabeth,
and so they put up a bright yellow sign that said:
Slow elephant seal crossing. There is a fact
page about elephant seals, and an actual photograph of
the real Elizabeth.(Oklahoma Sequoyah
When a 1,000
pound elephant seal takes up residence in a coastal New
Zealand city, will citizens welcome the enormous oceanic
animal, or will they send her back to sea?
|SUBJECTS: Elephant seals.
Christchurch (N.Z.) -- Social life and customs.
Picture books for children.