Author: Louis Slobodkin
Copyright Date: 1960
Pagination: 88 p.
Gogo was a young French sea gull who looked like and acted like any other sea gull that lived along the coast of
France ... except for one very special thing.
Gogo was very fussy about his food. He liked good food ... well cooked!
It was a little girl named Marianna who first found out about that one very special thing, and it was Marianna, too, who first called the young French sea gull Gogo.
Here is how it all happened.
Marianna and her mother were returning to America after visiting Marianna’s grandparents in France.
Early in the afternoon they came aboard a big passenger ship named the Queen of France. While Marianna’s mother unpacked their things, Marianna went out on deck to look over the rail at the busy harbor. Sea gulls were flying all over the place.
Some sea gulls followed the little fishing ships and ate the things the fishermen threw away as they cleaned the fish they had caught. Other sea gulls soared over the harbor and dove now and then to pick up some trash that floated on the muddy waters. And still other sea gulls stalked along the shore and pecked at unpleasant-looking objects washed up by the waves.
But there was one young sea gull who sat by himself on a pole down on the dock. He sat there watching the great crates of good food that were being loaded onto the Queen of France.
Marianna looked at the lonely young sea gull for a while and she worried about him.
“He should eat something,” she said to herself. “He looks very thin.”
She shouted softly down at the young sea gull.
“Hey you ... sea gull! ... Go find yourself something to eat ... Please go, sea gull ... Go ... Go ... Go.”