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Astro: The Steller Sea Lion by Jeanne Walker Harvey chronicles the early life story of Astro, a Steller sea lion (an endangered species) rescued off the coast of California by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. The staff of the Marine Mammal Center tried many times to release Astro back into the ocean, but because he was rescued when he was so young, he didn't know how to live in his natural environment, and kept trying to return to land. He was eventually sent to live at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut.
I grew up in New England, and our family had a membership to the Mystic Aquarium. The sea lion show is a wonderful childhood memory of mine, and I was able to bring the Bibliophile there last year on vacation. So, we were thrilled to read this book, and both enjoyed it very much. The Bibliophile is 3, and probably a bit on the young side for it, but he sat through the whole book and said he liked it. I thought that the author did a nice job conveying a story that could have come across as a bit sad in a gentle, even amusing, way. Like all texts from Sylvan Dell publishing, the book contains additional educational facts and activities in the back. The illustrations by Shennen Bersani are beautiful - very realistic and vibrant.
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