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Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale

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Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale

Jennifer Keats Curtis . Illustrations by Marcy Dunn Ramsey

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Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5-8


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An exciting tale about a young human hero, Braden, who discovers Squeak, an orphaned baby otter, in the park. Thinking quickly, the young hero and his parents contact a wildlife rehabilitator to collect Squeak and nurse him back to health. Although Braden would like to keep Squeak as a pet, he learns about otters and the importance of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife that live among humans. This story is based on the work of wildlife rehabilitator, Suzanne McBride, who helps return healthy river otters and other creatures to the wild. Squeak is a real otter that now resides at the Calvert Marine Museum, in Solomons Island, Maryland. It is cared for by doting aquarist Linda Hanna, who enjoys the antics and games of the furry mammals. Early reader–ages 5-8.

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 30 color illustrations | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764335884 | Binding: hard cover


Children’s author Jennifer Keats Curtis wants to help bring children closer to the animals in their own backyards. Curtis lives in the Annapolis area, with her family, amidst several animals, most of them small. Marcy Dunn Ramsey began her fine art career as a printmaker, but has been painting almost exclusively for the last eighteen years in her studio on the Chester River in Chestertown, MD.