October 16, 2017

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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Lynne Cox. illus. by Brian Floca. Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks.

K-Gr 3–A solitary elephant seal takes up residence in the Avon River in the heart of downtown Christchurch, New Zealand, and returns several times when concerned citizens try to convince her to relocate. Named for the Queen of England, this stately and regal city dweller makes herself at home and becomes a local celebrity. A winning, straightforward story made distinctive and buoyant through deft and lushly detailed watercolors.

 
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