Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue

Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue

by Susan Woodward Springer, Amy Meissner
     
 

Sam is an eight-year-old boy who's always on the lookout for adventure in his corner of the Alaska wilderness. Sometimes Sam's explorations get him into a scrape—most times he learns something new. In the second book of this exciting series, Sam is building a driftwood fort on the beach when he hears a strange cry, like a baby, echoing off the water. It is a

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Overview

Sam is an eight-year-old boy who's always on the lookout for adventure in his corner of the Alaska wilderness. Sometimes Sam's explorations get him into a scrape—most times he learns something new. In the second book of this exciting series, Sam is building a driftwood fort on the beach when he hears a strange cry, like a baby, echoing off the water. It is a baby—an abandoned baby sea otter. Sam is determined to help take care of the pup through the night so a biologist can take over when the ferry arrives. And what a night it is! Early chapter-book readers will delight in Sam's bizarre babysitting experience, and celebrate the satisfying outcome of a rescued wild animal that finds a new home in the Alaska Zoo.
 
Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue won the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award.

Editorial Reviews

American Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals - Susan Woodward Springer
ASPCA - Henry Bergh Children's Book Award
From the Publisher
Beginning readers will enjoy Sam's adventures, because he always  seems to find mischief, even when he has the best intentions. The illustrations bring Sam and his dog, Neptune, to life for readers and will help those struggling with the story to better understand it and the characters that Springer has created.

Sam is a delightful young person who will draw beginning chapter book readers into his rugged life in the Alaskan wilderness.

                  ——Lynn Evarts, Book Reviews, ForeWord magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882405711
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Misadventures of Seldovia Sam Series
Edition description:
Number 2 in the series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,150,638
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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From the Publisher

Beginning readers will enjoy Sam's adventures, because he always  seems to find mischief, even when he has the best intentions. The illustrations bring Sam and his dog, Neptune, to life for readers and will help those struggling with the story to better understand it and the characters that Springer has created.

Sam is a delightful young person who will draw beginning chapter book readers into his rugged life in the Alaskan wilderness.

                  ——Lynn Evarts, Book Reviews, ForeWord magazine

Grades Preschool to Grade 4

There is a bit of suspense as Sam struggles to free himself from clam-bed muck while the water rises, loses his new too-large boot, and makes his way to safety with one bare foot across rocks and broken shells. The moments of tension are balanced by a homey denouement featuring the cooking a the hard-earned giant clam, and the surprise reappearance of the lost boot.

     ——Sue Sherif, Alaska State Library, School Library Journal magazine

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Meet the Author

Susan Woodward Springer has lived in Alaska since 1981 and operated a mercantile in tiny Seldovia, a town that's accessible only by boat or plane. An author, artist, and historian, Susan also enjoys getting into the backcountry with her two Springer spaniels.

Illustrator Amy Meissner lives and works in Anchorage, where she shares her studio with a pair of orange cats, her yard with a cow moose, and her berries with an elusive bear. She also illustrated Ollie Jolly, Rodeo Clown (page 36).

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