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On Gull Beach

By Jane Yolen

Illustrated by Bob Marstall

I received a review copy of On Gull Beach from Media Masters Publicity to review. The book is out on Tuesday. I was excited to read this book because I spend a lot of time in Maine.

The story is about a boy collecting shells on a beach. He finds a starfish but then a seagull snatched it. He tries to get the starfish back from the seagull but a bunch of seagulls start playing with it. He eventually gets it back and puts the starfish back in the water.

It is a very nice story. Through out the story they talk about different parts of the beach like the dunes and tidal ponds. I remember finding of lots of creatures in tidal ponds and getting lots of sand everywhere!

This is a good story about being a friend to nature, enjoying nature and being persistent. The boy didn’t give up on saving the starfish. At the end of the book, there is a section that talks about the different birds on the beach as well as starfish vs sea star. Did you know what we call starfish are really sea stars because they aren’t fish?

I am going to give my copy to my Maine grandparents for my cousins and I to read at their house. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to go to the beach, likes sea stars and birds or just likes nature. I definitely recommend this to my nature girl, Aimee Bissonette!

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