Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant

Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant

by H. A. Rey
     
 

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Elizabite is a carnivorous plant who eats insects as appetizers and enjoys hot dogs for snacks. Whether it walks, talks, flies, or barks, Elizabite is ready to make a meal of it. In an effort to control her diet and her temper, the unpredictable plant is chained and muzzled! Only when her unique appetite prevents a crime does Elizabite win the respect she deserves.

Overview

Elizabite is a carnivorous plant who eats insects as appetizers and enjoys hot dogs for snacks. Whether it walks, talks, flies, or barks, Elizabite is ready to make a meal of it. In an effort to control her diet and her temper, the unpredictable plant is chained and muzzled! Only when her unique appetite prevents a crime does Elizabite win the respect she deserves.
H. A. Rey (1898–1977) claimed never to have seen as spirited and hungry a plant as Elizabite, but he believed that a carnivorous plant of Elizabite’s type and temper might be encountered somewhere, someday . . . H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, created the beloved Curious George.
Another original and unforgettable H. A. Rey story is now packaged and recorded for a new generation of readers. The professionally narrated audio production includes lively sound effects and original music. Side one includes page-turn signals; side two features an uninterrupted reading.

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Elizabite is discovered in the wild by Dr. White, who brings her back to his lab. She has problems behaving properly. She bites the dog and the maid and has to be put in a barbed wire enclosure. After biting another person, she is exiled outside. But Elizabite becomes a heroine when she catches a thief. Her reward is a new home at the zoo and many admirers. The illustrations are of the style made popular by Rey's "Curious George" series. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Since her debut in 1942, Elizabite, the carnivorous plant, has maintained her appeal and popularity with very young readers. Elizabite, created by H.A. Rey, author of Curious George, is a unique carnivorous plant who devours whatever encroaches within her space. A barbed wire fence doesn't even impede her eating. She finally earns a place of honor in the local zoo after becoming a real heroine. With exciting musical accompaniment and expressive reading, the written story takes on an added dimension of spirit, suspense, and stimulation. Listeners will identify with Elizabite, and scream with delight when Scotty loses his tail and cheer when the burglar is caught. The reading is spirited and at a pace specifically geared to fledgling readers. The rhyming format of the story intensifies a melodious tone and helps children to read, comprehend, and enjoy the story. Youngsters who experience some difficulty in reading and those whose native language is not English will benefit greatly from both oral and written presentations. For all elementary school library media centers and public library collections, this read-along program will be a valuable asset.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547342337
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father�s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys� home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977
Website:
http://www.curiousgeorge.com

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