The Seven Seas by Ellen Jackson

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When a young student begins to daydream in the middle of a geography lesson, his imagination carries him away on an adventure — by boat, by train, by mule, and by yak. As he searches out each of the seven seas, he discovers a colorful and hilarious world that no teacher could have imagined. Bright, whimsical paintings from Bill Slavin and Esperan�a Melo perfectly complement Ellen Jackson's humorous rhymed verse, and an informative section of facts and additional resources at the end of the book will encourage children to learn more about seas and oceans. The Seven Seas will take readers on an unforgettable, rollicking trek to the seven seas and beyond.

About Ellen Jackson

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Bill Slavin has been writing and drawing since he was seven years old and has illustrated many books for children, including Gonzalo Grabs the Good Life and Something to Tell the Grandcows (both Eerdmans). He has received numerous awards, including the Blue Spruce Award and the CLC Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator?s medal, both for his book Stanley?s Party. Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Cinder Edna (HarperCollins), Earth Mother (Walker), and several non-fiction titles such as The Summer Solstice (Millbrook). Ellen lives in California.
Published November 19, 2010 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 36 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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When a young rabbit daydreams in geography class of visiting the seven seas, the bodies of water he imagines are, well, not water!

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Two contrary impulses compete in Jackson's (Cinder Edna) story in which a geography lesson sends a goofy, bucktoothed rabbit on an extended daydream through several imaginary oceans named after colors.

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An Arabian sailor named Sinbad sets on a quest to steal the magical Book of Peace, a legendary artifact protected by the kingdom of Syracuse.

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