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Lizzie Limpet

Lizzie Limpet

Lizzie Limpet was the star of Edith Howes’s 1928 cautionary tale for New Zealand children. Not being a ‘stick-at-home’ limpet, clinging to a rock like other members of her family, she sets out to explore the grand world of the beach. After a near-miss encounter with a sea anemone, and being tossed by waves in a storm, she comes to appreciate the benefits of staying clamped in one place.

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Reference: Edith Howes, Lizzie Limpet and other stories. Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1928

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - The mollusc family', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006