Story Notes and Extras
A Tale of the Sea
written and presented by Sean Hunter
the music, “An Angel’s Joy”
by Country Music Hall of Fame Member – Charlie McCoy
Talk and Discover
Where in the world might the fish be if the water is warm?
Where might the fish be if the water is cold?
What type of fish are found in the ocean?
What type of fish is found in a lake?
How many days do you think it might take for the fish to swim around the world?
Where do you think is the fishes favorite place to visit?
Do you think that the fish has ever seen a walruses?
Do you think that the fish can do any tricks?
Why does it look like some fish can fly?
How do you think the fish had learned how to talk?
If the fish had their own Olympics, what events would the fish have?
As you listened to the music at the end of the story, what did you imagine?
As you listen to the music again, imagine where the fish is, and where he is going.
Learning With Art
Draw a picture of the fish that swam around the world.
Draw a picture of a starfish, lobster, turtle, seal, whale, tanker
tug boat, ferry, freighter
Draw a picture of another type of boat that the fish might see
Draw picture of a submarine, an aircraft carrier, lighthouse
a pirate, a picture of a pirate’s treasure chest.
Draw a picture of a sea horse and sea lion.
Questions The Fish Might Ask You
How did the island of Nantucket get it’s name?
Where would you go to get a ferry to Staten Island?
Where is there an island with palm trees?
What are the names of some of the islands that have their own flags?
More Talk and Discover
How many miles will the fish travel when he swims around the world?
How many arms do most star fish have?
How big can a turtle be?
What color eyes do seals have?
How long can a seal dive under water and hold its’ breath?
How many hearts does an octopus have?
Some octopus have been known to weight 600 pounds – how much
does the average North Pacific Giant Octopus weigh?
What kind of whale is in the story Moby Dick?
What percent of their lives do whales spend underwater?
Dolphins and porpoise may look similar, but how are they different?
How deep in the ocean might the fish be when he was following a submarine?
What are some famous submarines, and why are they famous?
Where might the fish see a research vessel?
Where in the world is the ocean the deepest?
Where would the fish find underwater mountains?
What continent could the fish swim under?
What famous sunken ships could the fish look for?
How many states would the fish pass as he swam along the
East Coast of the United States, the West Coast, the Gulf of Mexico?
What islands would the fish pass as he swam in the North Atlantic Ocean?
What islands would the fish pass as he swam in the South Pacific Ocean?
What islands would the fish pass as he swam off the coast of China?
What might the fish find in the Mediterranean Ocean?
Who were some of the most famous pirates?
Where were some of the seaports that pirates would hide?
Why is the Lighthouse of Alexandria famous?
Where was the first lighthouse in North America?
Where was the first lighthouse in the United States?
Where was the first lighthouse in Canada?
Reading To Enjoy
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – by Jules Verne
Captain Courageous – by Rudyard Kipling
Treasure Island – by Robert Lewis Stevenson
For Younger Children
Yertle The Turtle – by Dr. Seuess
McElligots’s Pool – by Dr. Seuess
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile – by Bernard Warber
Babar and Zephir – by Jean De Brunhoff