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by Patricia Arrigoni
Photographs by Fred Bruemmer, David White, Patricia Arrigoni
and the International Fund for Animal Welfare
Introduction by Brian Davies

Harpo, The Baby Harp Seal, a fiction book for children ages 7-10, describes the first days of life of a baby harp seal born on the ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada. Harpo, with his soft white fur, black whiskers and large inquiring eyes, learns quickly to survive in his wonder world of ice and snow.

This tender, spellbinding story of mother and baby love is illustrated in brilliantly colored photographs by internationally known writer/photographer Fred Bruemmer, International Fund for Animal Welfare photographer David White, and author Patricia Arrigoni. Underwater seal shots are also supplied by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

"What Is a Harp Seal" at the end of the book gives children detailed factual information about harp seals such as where they are born, their growth rate, and migratory patterns.

The Introduction to Harpo, The Baby Harp Seal is by Brian Davies, founder of International Fund for Animal Welfare, who is credited with saving the baby harp seals from mass commercial slaughter.

The story of Harpo, The Baby Harp Seal promises pleasure for the reader each time the book is opened.

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Author, Patricia Arrigoni

Photo by Fred Bruemmer
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Five star Amazon Rating!

Publisher Comments:
Booklist, 2/01/96 - Review by Susan Dove Lempke, American Library Association

St. Louis Post Dispatch, 11/23/95 -
"Getting to Know Baby Seals" by Arielle North

Copley News Service, Kid's Home Library
11/1/95, by Lee Littlewood

Publishers Weekly Magazine, photo of Harpo,
the Baby Harp Seal on the cover, 11/20/95

Publishers Weekly, Bookselling Daybook,

Bookselling This Week,
A Weekly Publication of the American Booksellers Association, 9/4/95

Publication Date: November 1, 1995
Size: 8-1/2 x 10" Oblong
Binding: Hardbound with jacket
ISBN: 0-9625468-8-7
Library of Congress Number: 94-090107
Price: Regularly $16.95 with free poster!
Cloth plus jacket (5 color printing plus varnish)

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