On a beautiful planet covered with trees, lakes and rivers live colorful creatures called Meleorites. The planet is called Meleor, and you can see it twinkling in the night sky.
On Meleor everything is grown on trees - from houses and food to guitars and spaceships, why even the very important Crown of Meleor was grown on a very special plant.
According to Meleor tradition, every Sunday the Princess of Meleor wears the Crown. But it is heavy and sometimes the Princess finds herself taking it off and hanging it on a nearby tree to give herself a rest. One day when the Princess had removed her Crown for just a few moments, her friend Quikqueek came flying by and spied it. Now he is curious, so he decides to try it on. He leans over a nearby lemonade well to see his reflection with the Crown on...and...PLOOP! Down it sinks to the bottom of the well.
The Princess is not angry with Quikqueek, and lots of their friends turn up to help retrieve the Crown from the lemonade. Everyone thinks it will be an easy job, but it isn't at all! Soon they are all sticky and tired, but the Crown is still at the bottom of the well. Unfortunately, Meleorites can't swim. Fortunately, Quikqueek remembers that on a planet called Earth there are fish that can.
Quikqueek and the Princess set off to Earth to bring back a fish. Instead, they return with Jeff, who just happened to be snorkeling when their spaceship arrived. Jeff is happy to take a quick trip to Meleor to help out.
Down into the lemonade dives Jeff, and he indeed discovers the lost Crown of Meleor - on the head of a creature who lives in the well. The Crown is happily returned to the Princess and everyone celebrates with cheesecake from the very tree where the whole adventure began.
|Publisher:||Annick Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
George Teply is as inventive visually as he is with his text. His gentle creatures are original and appealing, the illustrations clear and accessible for his young audience as they learn about problem solving. George lives with his wife in Cochrane, Alberta.