THE SEAL THAT COULDN'T SWIM by Alexsis Ladas
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THE SEAL THAT COULDN'T SWIM

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At the end of World War II, on a Greek fishing island, a baby seal was discovered by a young Greek naval officer. Not a sea lion because, as the text explains, there is notable difference between a sea lion and a seal, but a wistful, frightened little creature named Panayoti. Now seals are anathema to the fisher folk of the Mediterranean and everyone was for doing away with Panayoti, a troublesome seal who couldn't even swim. Everyone that is except the officer who adopted the seal and taught him how to navigate in water.

Pub Date: July 30th, 1959
Publisher: Little, Brown