Andre the Famous Harbor Seal by Fran Hodgkins zoom in


Andre the Famous Harbor Seal by Fran Hodgkins

Sometimes, just sometimes, a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine's Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named André.

André proved as gregarious as Harry, learning tricks that delighted dozens of visitors each day. The harbor seal soon became a legend, migrating south to Massachusetts each winter.

Here, with the help of the Goodridge family, award-winning author Fran Hodgkins and talented muralist / illustrator Yetti Frenkel retell the story of Harry and André for young children, who can still visit Rockport Harbor and run their hands over the polished granite of the life-size statue that will forever ensure this seal's presence in Maine history.

  • Hardcover
  • Ideal for ages 5-8 years old
  • Color illustrations
  • 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.5"H x 11"W

ISBN: 9780892725946

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Down East Books® was the book publishing division of Down East magazine. It published its first book, Leroy the Lobster and Crabby Crab, in 1967, and this beloved children’s book is still in print. Even today, this book, along with the nearly 1,000 other books published since, is a testament to the enduring appeal of Maine. The Maine mystique is difficult to express in writing, but you know it when you arrive here and feel it.
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