A Seal Called Andre
|Rating||:||4.69 (592 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
A heartwarming story of a man's pet and how they bond. A Customer I thought the book, "A Seal Called Andre," was a great family story. It is a story that I would suggest my future children and grandchildren read. It showed me how man and animal can form such a strong bond. It showed me the meaning of love between two friends and how someone can love an animal like a human being. It also shows how strong two friends have to work together to keep such a special friendship, and the obstacles they sometimes have to overcome.. Lynne A. Clayton said This is a superbly written family story about a harbor. This is a superbly written family story about a harbor sealand his adopted family. A True story, no less.. You will fall in love with this seal. little lady If you appreciate the natural world and wildlife, this book is for you. It is a beautiful tale, well-written and easy to read. And the best part is that it is all a true, amazing story.The author's daughters wrote a beautiful afterword for the book which really helped tie the ends together after the death of both Andre and the author himself. It is a fitting tribute to their father and his patience, dedication and respect for the freedom of the seal Andre and for all of nature.
His friend Lew Dietz lived and wrote in Maine for 40 years. He contributed to several magazines and wrote a number of books, including Night Train at Wiscasset Station and Allagash. Both are deceased.. Animal lover and Down East free spirit Harry Goodridge’s claim to fame is his relationship with Andre, which spawned several books and inspired films
Andre became Rockport, Maine’s honorary harbormaster and was ranked “second only to Andrew Wyeth as the state’s most acclaimed summer resident.” Year after year, Andre swam south in the winter, only to return again to Harry the next spring. This is the true story of the unique friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre, the harbor seal who was as comfortable in Goodridge’s home as he was in Penobscot Bay.
This timeless and iconic Maine tale is the true story of the unique humananimal friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre, the harbor seal who was as comfortable in Goodridge's home as he was in Penobscot Bay.