After a baby sea otter is separated from his mother during a storm, he washes up on shore where he is rescued by a human who takes him to an aquarium to recover. There he learns everything he needs to kw about surviving in the wild, like how to dive to the bottom of a pool to find clams and how to break them open to eat. Before long the little otter can take care of himself and it's time to return home. He remembers the smell of the ocean he once knew, and soon finds himself surrounded by a new group of otter friends.
Ellen Levine is the author of Henry's Freedom Box, illustrated by Caldecott Winner Kadir Nelson, Freedom's Children, winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Darkness Over Denmark, a Jame Addams Peace Award Honor Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. www.ellenlevineauthor.com Jon Van Zyle is a noted children's book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He is the illustrator of Survival at 40 Below, The Great Serum Race, and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights.