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Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal


illustrated by Shennen Bersani

(illustrator of ASTRO: The Steller Sea Lion)


Arbordale Publishing (Sylvan Dell)

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom.


After Honey Girl is tangled in fishing equipment, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach.


This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this highly endangered species.

"Honey Girl is well-known in her habitat of the waters off northern Oahu...this very personal story should engage animal-loving readers."
-Kirkus Reviews

"It’s the first time that my son learned about animal doctor, Veterinarian. I’m happy that he gets to learn that there are scientists out there rescuing injured animals. I’m also happy that he is exposed to endangered animals at a young age...This book deserve multiple readings and I highly recommend all parents to read for their kids!"
-How Useful it is blog

"A wonderful true story of Honey Girl, a Hawaiian seal who was injured by a fish hook and line, rescued, and helped to return to her home in the sea. Monitoring showed that the rescue was a success. There are plenty of pictures, and lots of information about sea mammals to interest any animal-loving child."
-Library Reads review