“Nancy Donovan has achieved what parents and young readers will enjoy and appreciate: a good animal story filled with natural history facts— all woven seamlessly together. With ease and flow she introduces animal behavior, field observation and human impact on ecology without getting in the way of the tale and in a way that will surely inspire children to want to learn more. Susan Spellman’s illustrations complement the story perfectly; they are accurate enough to be anatomically correct with enough whimsy to inspire imagination!”
—Wendy W. Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center
“Nancy Donovan has crafted an endearing and engaging story that is sure to delight younger audiences with a true-to-life glimpse into the life of gulls. Educators should flock to this wonderful book!”
—Mark Wiley, Assistant Director for Education, N.H. Sea Grant Program
About the Book
Children learn the dangers of pollution to sea life in a charming story of Oscar the herring gull, and read about Oscar growing up on the Isles of Shoals.
Children will delight in the story of Oscar, a herring gull born on 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.