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Oscar the Herring Gull
Nancy M. Donovan; Susan Spellman, illus.




Peter E. Randall Publisher
2013 • 40 pp. 34 color illus. 8 x 10"
Children's Fiction - Birds

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-931807-69-2



Children learn the dangers of pollution to sea life in a charming story of Oscar the herring gull growing up on the Isles of Shoals

Children will delight in the story of Oscar, a herring gull born at the Isles of Shoals. Through the story of Oscar’s life young and old learn about the ways of gulls. At the end of the story Oscar answers questions readers have about herring gulls and their habits.

Ages 4–8

Reviews / Endorsements

“A good animal story filled with natural history facts—all woven seamlessly together.”—Wendy Lull, president, Seacoast Science Center

“Educators should flock to this wonderful book!”—Mark Wiley, Assistant Director for Education, N.H. Sea Grant Program



The author, NANCY M. DONOVAN, is a writer of children’s stories, a poet, and a potter. Her poems are included in three anthologies published by the New Hampshire Poetry Society. SUSAN SPELLMAN is a fine artist and illustrator who resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She illustrates for Highlights magazine and has illustrated more than thirty titles for children since 1979, including: Mabel Takes a Paddle, by Emily Chetkowski, Draw History, the Civil War, by Nancy Clayton and Pinky & Bubs' Stinky Night Out, by Frankie Spellman.



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