Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue by Susan Woodward SpringerSeldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue by Susan Woodward Springer

Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue

bySusan Woodward SpringerIllustratorAmy Meissner

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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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.
Susan Woodward Springer grew up in a fishing village on the coast of Maine. She attended college in Maine and Vermont, and moved to Alaska in 1985 where she developed the series, The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam.  She loves the outdoors and spent many years exploring the backcountry around the real town of Seldovia, Alaska bef...
Title:Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter RescueFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882405713

ISBN - 13:9780882405711

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From the Author

"Alaska is so big that if you could lay it on top of the continental United States, it would cover one-fifth of all the other states. And there really is a place called Seldovia. It's about 250 miles south of Anchorage. But there are no roads to get there. To reach Seldovia you have to fly in a plane or take a boat. Some of the place-names in Sam's stories are real; others are made up. Like Sam's parents, lots of men and women in Seldovia fly Bush planes and fish commercially. Is there a real Sam Peterson in Seldovia? Not by that name. But there's a little bit of Sam in all the kids of Seldovia, just as I suspect there's a little bet of Sam in you."   ---Susan Woodward Springer

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   Hike to Sandy Cove                         pg 7

Chapter 2  A Voice in the Fog                           pg 12

Chapter 3  A Cold, Wet Race against Time  pg 17

Chapter 4  Sea Otter Rescue                          pg 23

Chapter 5  A Life-or-Death Decision              pg 28

Chapter 6  Sam, the Sea Otter Mom              pg 33

Chapter 7 A Long (and Smelly) Night            pg 39

Chapter 8  Saying Good-bye                           pg 46

Chapter 9  Sadness and Surprises              pg 53

Chapter 10  The Sea Otter Gets a Name     pg 59

Editorial Reviews

ASPCA - Henry Bergh Children's Book Award