A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up

From the Series Baby Animals

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What happens when a harbor seal pup is abandoned like Sidney was? She was on the verge of starvation when some helpful humans stepped in to make sure she would live to become a healthy, happy seal. Discover the exciting events that happen to seal pups as you watch Sidney eat, play, and grow.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category Animals
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2001-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003150, JNF051150, JNF003140
Dewey 599.79'23
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.25 x 7.625
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58601
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Joan Hewett

Photographer: Richard Hewett

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Baby Animals

Watch as baby animals—some from endangered or threatened species—grow up. Simple sentences and captivating photographs portray the life of each animal as it develops and learns to live independently of either its human caretakers or its natural parents. View available downloads →



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