Andre the Famous Harbor Seal

Andre the Famous Harbor Seal

by Fran Hodgkins, Yetti Frenkel, Yetti Frankel
     
 

Sometimes, just sometimes, a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine's Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named Andre. The two became inseparable, though the seal was free to come and go as he pleased. (His floating enclosure in the harbor simply minimized his presence in

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Sometimes, just sometimes, a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine's Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named Andre. The two became inseparable, though the seal was free to come and go as he pleased. (His floating enclosure in the harbor simply minimized his presence in skiffs owned by yachtsmen, who complained about his sunbathing in their dinghies.)

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-In 1961, Harry Goodridge, harbormaster of Rockport, ME, adopted a seal pup. In describing their relationship, Hodgkins takes readers through Andr 's summers spent entertaining crowds with his tricks; winters in the sea or at nearby aquariums; a life-threatening injury sustained in a fight with another seal; the unveiling of the life-sized statue of Andr that still stands in the harbor; and, in 1986, his death on a deserted beach and Goodridge's solitary journey to bring him home and bury him. The unvarnished approach to the telling makes the final moments of the account unexpectedly touching. Frenkel's light-filled, realistic color illustrations call to mind a more innocent time. An additional purchase.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892725946
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
278,397
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 11.45(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
5 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Fran Hodgkins is the author of numerous children’s books, including Andre the Famous Harbor Seal and How People Learned to Fly. She lives in Rockport, Maine.

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