VALLA: The Story of a California Sea Lion by Dean Jennings

VALLA: The Story of a California Sea Lion

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This salt-water taffy does a disservice to the cause of the California sea lion--unfortunate, since the decimation of the species by commercial fisheries and other interests is of serious concern to conservationists. Heroine of this drivelling effort is Valla, the female sea lion, who, in the midst of harrowing escapes from man and beast, is caught by ""the Scientist"" (a pale shadow of Mark Trail), used in underwater sonar tests, gets away, has one brief dark-eyed exchange with her former keeper, returns to sea and island to bear her young. She even escapes the fury of Captain Joe Fell, who hates all sea lions. (Pursued by an armed patrol boat, Joe fell.) Viscous

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1969
Publisher: World