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Brenda Peterson

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.

Wild Orca

Brenda Peterson; illustrations by Wendell Minor
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A picture book homage to Granny, the world’s oldest known orca, who lived to be 105 years old!
For animal lovers and future environmentalists.

“Will...

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Seal Pup Rescue

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Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey
Square Fish
Square Fish

Babysit a baby seal!

Baby seals can swim soon after they are born, but they also need to rest on shore. How can they stay safe if the beach is full of dogs and people? This adaptation of the...

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Leopard & Silkie

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Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...

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