Leopard & Silkie

One Boy's Quest to Save the Seal Pups

Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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In the Pacific Northwest, concerned volunteers become seal sitters, keeping vigil over the vulnerable baby seals that are left on the shore while their mothers hunt for food. Surviving in the animal kingdom is never easy and this informative picture book gives a first-hand look at what baby seals are up against. With its emphasis on human compassion, this true account teaches children to appreciate the natural world by helping in any way they can.  The star of the book is six year old Miles, who organizes his own rescue mission to help the seals survive.

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Praise for Leopard & Silkie

 “Use this book to show a program in which children are actively involved and to encourage volunteerism.”--School Library Journal

"Lindsey’s excellent photographs show why humans can’t stay away: Leopard’s large, dark eyes and expressive mug seem to be smiling right at the viewer, and his furry, floppy body just calls out for a hug.”--Horn Book Magazine

"Although photos of the adorable seal pups steal this nicely designed picture book, kids will likely find Miles—someone who is much like them—to be inspiring, and his efforts may spark an interest in animal rights."--Booklist

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A New York Times Notable Book
 
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“A hauntingly funny writer . . . the balance she strikes is almost hypnotic.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“A highly original work by an intriguing author.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey

Brenda Peterson is the author of over sixteen books, including the National Geographic book Sightings: The Gray Whale’s Mysterious Journey and Duck and Cover, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” Her memoir I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth was chosen as an Indie Next “Best Top Read” and named among the “Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010” by The Christian Science Monitor.

Peterson lives on the Salish Sea in Seattle, Washington, and is a co-founder of Seal Sitters. This is her first children’s book. For more: literati.net/Peterson

Robin Lindsey is a professional photographer living in Seattle, Washington. After a profound encounter with a harbor seal pup, she became the lead investigator and co-founder of Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Since that day, she has dedicated herself to documenting the beauty and mystery of wildlife. Her images and videos have been featured in books, magazines, news broadcast and web media. Visit Robin's website at www.robinlindseyphotography.com

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Leopard & Silkie
One Boy's Quest to Save the Seal Pups
Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey

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Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
April 2012
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466817111
ISBN10: 1466817119
eBook Picture Book - Amazon
10 x 10 inches, 32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Square Fish
June 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250027757
ISBN10: 1250027756
Beginning Reader
6 x 9 inches, 32 pages, full-color photos
Age Range: 5 to 7
Grade Range: k to 2
$15.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
April 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805091670
ISBN10: 080509167X
Picture Book Nonfiction
10 x 10 inches, 32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
June 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250027764
ISBN10: 1250027764
Beginning Reader
6 x 9 inches, 32 pages, full-color illustrations
Age Range: 5 to 7
Grade Range: k to 2
$3.99
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