Rescuing Rialto: A Baby Sea Otter's Story (Hardcover)

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By Lynda V. Mapes, Alan Berner (Illustrator)
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"Calling all sea otter fans!" - Kirkus

On a sunny August morning in 2016, a baby sea otter was found washed up on the sand. Orphaned and sick, Rialto was taken to the Seattle Aquarium, where his dedicated caretakers nursed him back to health and taught him how to be an otter. Soon, the charming Rialto was stealing hearts as he played with toys made of ide, swam in his very own pool, ate tasty clams, and floated on his back.

Learn about the rescue--and how you can help to save this endangered species--in Rescuing Rialto, from the Seattle Times reporter and photographer who chronicled this story as it happened. Just as he captured them, Rialto's sure to steal your heart, too.

About the Author

Lynda V. Mapes has written countless stories about nature and the environment in her twenty-two years as a newspaper reporter at The Seattle Times. She is also the author of Witness Tree: The Seasons of Change with a Centure-Old Oak.

Alan Berner has been a photographer at The Seattle Times for three decades. A native of St. Louis, Alan has degrees in philosophy and photojournalism from the University of Missouri.

Praise For…

"Calling all sea otter fans!" - Kirkus

"The thorough text is peppered with challenging vocabulary and punctuated by full-color photographs of Rialto. Readers who are interested in sea otters will enjoy the multifaceted storytelling in this book." - School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250147646
ISBN-10: 1250147646
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: April 9th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English

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