Children's Book Now Part of the Collection at the Maison de la Littérature
"The Soulful Adventure of Spencer, the Soft-hearted Seal" is a sweet, heartfelt story of an 8-day old baby seal pup who tumbles down the side of a big hill in a gust of icy wind, and becomes lost after being separated from his brother. A mini hero's journey, the pup struggles to find his way home, though he feels unsure of himself as a baby just learning to move his flippers. Over the course of one day, Spencer must learn to make sense of all the strange new experiences he encounters, and go where his heart guides him – reminding himself of his Mother's loving, encouraging words to him as he does so. Spencer meets both friend and foe in his attempts to reunite with his family – including a hunter who is after his beautiful white fur coat, and a plucky young girl who stands up to this bully, to protect Spencer. After all that happens, Spencer learns many lessons and gains a stronger sense of self.
"I'm delighted that the book may help children learn English, as they discover its themes of mindfulness, positive thinking, and wildlife protection,"
"The Soulful Adventure of Spencer, the Soft-hearted Seal" can be found at the Maison de la Littérature, 40 Rue Saint-Stanislas in Quebec City. It is also available online in both print and ebook versions (barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, itunes.apple.com, kobo.com).