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Seals have always fascinated people with their antics. There are 32 species of seals that have been identified by Marine Biologists. Also known as the common seal, the harbor seal is one of the most frequently identified seal species. Mostly found in the Northern Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans, these highly inquisitive animals, at times, find themselves in precarious situations resulting in a need for human intervention. Young pups, in particular, seem to get themselves into trouble. While searching for books on seals we chose to highlight, A Seal Called Andre’: the two worlds of a Maine harbor seal – written by Harry Goodridge and Lew Dietz, as our new S.T.E.M. book for September. This is the true story of a Rockport, Maine harbormaster and his relationship with a local seal pup. Good for Grades 4-7 and an interesting book to read aloud to children in any grade.

EDITORIAL REVIEW

Gr4 to Gr7

“This is the true story of the unique friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre’, the harbor seal who was as comfortable in Goodridge’s home as he was in Penobscot Bay. Andre’ became Rockport, Maine’s honorary harbormaster and was ranked ‘second only to Andrew Wyeth as the state’s most acclaimed summer resident’. Year after year, Andre’ swam south in the winter, only to return again to Harry the next spring.”

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Summary: 

“Seal Pup and his mother play catch with a piece of kelp, but when mother seal leaves to join the adult herd in the sea, Seal Pup must live on his own. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Seal Pup Grows Up is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.”  –Grade PreK and up-

 

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Summary:  

“When old Peter rescues a seal pup following a storm, he must decide whether to keep it or to set it free and he must explain his action to the children who have come to love it.” – Grades PreK to 3 –

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Summary:  

“An interesting and factual story about the life of a young harbor seal — popularly known as a ‘sea dog’.”

– Grades 2 to 4 –

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