June 5th, 1904 – Three elephants escape from the Coney Island Circus and enjoy a late-night swim at the beach. But the shyest elephant, Fanny, gets lost at sea! Fanny’s search for home takes her to Staten Island, where her sudden arrival surprises everyone. Will Fanny be reunited with her family?


Inspired by a true story, Fanny’s Fantastic Swim is a little-known historical event told through Fanny’s eyes. Her journey from the shores of Coney Island through treacherous waters to the streets of Staten Island is one that readers will find humorous and heartwarming.


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