Seal

Seal

by Judy Allen, Tudor Humphries
     
 

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While vacationing in Greece with her family, young Jenny grows tired of everyone knowing more than she does. And then she discovers a hidden beach where a rare seal hides his babies. Will she keep this fascinating fact to herself--or will she tell the others and put the seals at risk? Full color.  See more details below

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While vacationing in Greece with her family, young Jenny grows tired of everyone knowing more than she does. And then she discovers a hidden beach where a rare seal hides his babies. Will she keep this fascinating fact to herself--or will she tell the others and put the seals at risk? Full color.

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Children's Literature - Barbara B. Disckind
Jenny is getting overwhelmed by all the facts and stories that her parents and older brother are telling her while they are on vacation in Greece. Everybody seems to know more than she does. But she is the first to sight a rare monk seal in the waters off their fishing boat. On a picnic with her family, she alone discovers a beach where a seal shelters its family from humans and their fishing nets. The family's tour guide, Stefanos, pleads with her to keep her knowledge secret for the animals' sake. But what choice does she make? The realistic watercolor paintings are full-page settings for the text. A fact sheet gives information about what is being done to save the monk seal from extinction and an address to which readers can write for more information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Another of Allen's stories involving endangered species around the world, this title focuses on the monk seal. Young Jenny's family, on vacation in Greece, insists on picnicking on a small rocky island. Sighting one of the silvery colored animals near the rocks where she is lunching, the girl searches out an underwater cave, where she sees a group of monk seals resting on a ledge. The fisherman who has reluctantly taken them to the site talks to her about the rare animals that she has seen, warning her not to tell her family where they live in order to protect them. Humphries's lovely watercolor illustrations reflect the ambiance of the fishing village and the surrounding sea. Two pages of facts explain why the animals are endangered and what is being done to help them. The slight story lacks the clever plot of Allen's Tiger (Candlewick, 1992), which is the best of the series.-Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564029560
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/05/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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