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Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay

Elaine Ann Allen, Illustrated by Kelli Nash

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Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8


Olly the Oyster is ready for an adventure. So when Mr. Oyster tells him about the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, he sets off to see them. Following along with Olly, kids will learn about some wonders that fly, like the Great Blue Heron, a symbol of the Bay; some that shine at night, like the Cape Henry Lighthouse; and even a wonder where you can find fossils of crocodile teeth—the Calvert Cliffs. As Olly meets and chats with new friends like fiddler crabs, barnacles, and rockfish, he learns about the creatures, people, and places that form the community of the Chesapeake. Olly the Oyster helps the importance of the Bay and its ecosystem come to life. For ages 5 to 8.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 17 color illustrations | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349386

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Elaine Ann Allen grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and focuses on educating children about nature and ecology. While studying at Washington College she interned at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and she has volunteered at the Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium in Manhattan Beach, California. She resides in Maryland, and is the author of two previous books featuring Olly the Oyster and illustrated by Kelli Nash. Kelli Nash grew up on the banks of Rock Creek in Pasadena, Maryland. Living on the water for twenty years, she grew to love nature and the creatures of the wild. Kelli's art reflects her memories of living on Rock Creek and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelli resides in Baltimore, Maryland.