A Seal Named Patches

A Seal Named Patches by Roxanne Beltran and Patrick Robinson

Synopsis: Two polar explorers are out to solve a mystery: Where is their special seal, Patches?

Scientists Roxanne Beltran and Patrick Robinson set off on a polar adventure, traveling to Antarctica to study the lives of Weddell seals. By finding Patches, a wily seal they’ve been tracking since birth, they’ll be able to learn a lot about how much the seals get to eat and how many pups they raise. A Seal Named Patches takes young readers to the very bottom of the globe, where they meet the extraordinary animals that live in cold, icy conditions. Through breathtaking photos and real-life stories, young readers will learn about how scientists do fieldwork, the challenges of researching animals in harsh climates, and even what it’s like to fly in a helicopter over Antarctica.


Published: November 2017 | ISBN: 978-1602233317 | Ages: 5-8 years

Roxanne’s Homepage: https://roxannebeltran.wordpress.com
Roxanne’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/roxannesbeltran

Mini-bio: Patrick Robinson works as a Reserve Director for the University of California Natural Reserve System. – University of Chicago Press

What APS members said about this book:

“This book follows scientists as they study Weddell seals in Antarctica. The text skimps on the details of research they conducted in favor of the story of Patches the seal, but her story echoes the story of the entire species in words the youngest child can understand, plus Patches melted our hearts. Outstanding photographs.”

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Hardcover Edition: A Seal Named Patches


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