The Summer Of Cecily

Summary:

Cecily is a baby harbor seal that was stranded on Mount Desert Island, on the coast of Maine. One morning in January, Nan Lincoln’s husband, Bob, asked her to bring the kids and come down to his boat shop for a surprise. Nan could not imagine what the surprise might be. When they got there, Bob pointed out a newborn harbor seal stranded on the rocks. Nan and the family decide to adopt “Cecily” and, for the next five months, prepare Cecily for her return to the sea.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The Summer Of Cecily is a heart-warming story. From cover to cover, it is a genuine, delightful, and fun read.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

This is a wonderful, funny, and memorable story. It educates the reader. The characters and story are authentic.

Type of Book:
This novel describes the adventures of a Harbor Seal pup orphaned but then rescued by a family.
Educational Themes:

The book is informative, interesting, humorous, and uplifting. The story provides many opportunities to discuss environmental issues, protection of species, and impact of change on habitat.

Reading Level:
4.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 13
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This book is an excellent addition to a child’s library. It is a wonderful story that readers from ten to a hundred and ten will enjoy.

Title The Summer of Cecily
Author Nan Lincoln
Publisher Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc. © 2004
Illustrators Sam White
ISBN 1593730349
Material Hard Cover
Cost $18.95
Genres Animal (Nonfiction), Biography, Realism | Realistic Fiction
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