Stunning color photographs capture the epic story of the harp seals of Eastern Canada, whose pups--whitecoats that were once hunted but are now protected by the government--are born on the ice floes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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Grade 3-5-A handsome, readable book that combines general information with the personal record of the trip made by Sobol and his son to the birthing grounds of the harp seal on a pack of ice in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Lavishly illustrated with crisp full-color photos, Seal Journey gives insight into the life cycle of the harp seal, the history of efforts to curtail the brutal clubbings of the snowy pups for their shimmering coats (for this herd at least), and the feelings of a young boy who watches pups being born, nursing, and learning to swim. Report writers may cling to Olga Cossi's more detailed Harp Seals (Carolrhoda, 1991), but readers will enjoy accompanying Jonah and his father in the chill bitter cold of an early Arctic spring. A page of seal facts will aid researchers.
Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Each year, thousands of harp seals gather on the ice packs of eastern Canada to give birth; Richard Sobol and his eight-year-old son Jonah traveled to one seal colony, 100 miles north of Prince Edward Island, to record the event. In the harsh frozen environment, where spring temperatures are below zero, the cycle of giving birth, nursing, and mating occurs in just two weeks--during which the furry, white, 20-pound babies must gain 60 pounds and learn to swim in order to survive. Vivid color photos complement the text: a startled, sticky, wet pup, minutes after birth, his coat still yellow; a roly-poly seal getting a first swim lesson; Jonah, wrapped to his eyeballs, sitting on the ice floe to hug a pup. Good detail, a strong conservation plea, and an appealing adventure. List of seal facts. (Nonfiction. 10-12) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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