A Little Otter Returns Home
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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After a baby otter is separated from his mother during a storm, he washes up on shore alone and exhausted. A human rescues him and takes him to an aquarium where he’s taught how to survive in the wild—lessons his own mother would have taught if they hadn’t been separated. Seababy learns important tasks like diving, swimming, and eating, and before long he is well prepared to return home to the sea.
Based on an actual program run by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Ellen Levine’s research with the scientists working with the baby otters lends this heartfelt tale authenticity, and Jon Van Zyle’s signature style captures the cute factor of these adorable babies, making this book a must have for animal lovers and science fans alike.
Ellen Levine is the author of Henry's Freedom Box, illustrated by Caldecott Winner Kadir Nelson, Freedom's Children, winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Darkness Over Denmark, a Jame Addams Peace Award Honor Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. www.ellenlevineauthor.com Jon Van Zyle is a noted children's book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He is the illustrator of Survival at 40 Below, The Great Serum Race, and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights.