Mother Osprey by Lucy Nolan
Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls

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What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb. What if Mary had a little . . . clam? Those questions — and more — are gleefully answered in Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls. This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America’s coastlines and waterways — from sea to shining sea. Young readers will meet playful pelicans, seagulls and otters. They’ll ride wild island ponies, meet pirates, and hopefully, they’ll learn the important difference between “orca” and “okra.” With clever twists on old standards, Mother Osprey is a salute to sea breezes, sand, and just plain silliness.

SIBA 2010 Book Award Nominee, 2010 Florida Publishers Association President’s Book Award Winner: Silver Reviewed by: School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Reading to Know

4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back
40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book’s homepage
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About Lucy Nolan

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Lucy Nolan spent many childhood days roaming two very special islands: Pawleys Island, SC, and Amelia Island, FL, where she collected the family stories that were shared around the dinner tables of hundred-year-old homes. It was only natural that she would eventually combine her love of the sea and storytelling into Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys and Gulls. This playful book retells Mother Goose rhymes and embodies everything Lucy loves about America's coastlines! Lucy has been writing since she was four years old and is the author of several picture books and the popular Down Girl and Sit chapter books. She is also a two-time winner in the South Carolina Fiction project, sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Lucy lives in Columbia, SC, with her daughter and two rambunctious dogs.
Published August 10, 2009 by Sylvan Dell Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“One Potato, Two Potato,” here “One Flamingo,” becomes a musing on collective nouns for coastal species: “Seagulls form a colony, and curlews form a herd./ But cormorants are called a gulp—they're such a silly bird.” And rather than sugar and spice, little gulls are made of “Mischief and daring a...

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