Jason and the Sea Otter (Paperback)

Jason and the Sea Otter By Joe Barber-Starkey, Paul Montpellier (Illustrator) Cover Image

Jason and the Sea Otter (Paperback)


This delightful story of a Nootka boy, his explorations in nature, and the sea otter who saves his life, is now available in paperback!

In this contemporary tale, Jason discovers the return of the sea otter to his West Coast village. One day, while fishing in his dugout canoe, Jason sees a dark furry head with black eyes and a grey whiskery muzzle bobbing among the weeds. Fascinated, he spends many hours with his canoe tied to the kelp bed, watching the sea otter. One day Jason leans too far over in his canoe and falls into the water. The canoe has come loose from where he tied it and, and a strong current is carrying it away from him. But something prevents the canoe from drifting away.

In an entertaining way, Jason and the Sea Otter teaches children the importance of learning about and being in nature, and the respect that nature's wild creatures deserve. Paul Montpellier's full-colour illustrations have been described as "wonderfully clear and detailed, capturing both closeness to nature and a sense of continuity of native tradition."
Joe Barber-Starkey was born in England in 1918, but spent nearly all his life on Vancouver Island working in municipal and environmental engineering. After retirement he spent 10 years as a volunteer guide for school programs at the Royal BC Museum. He has written two children's books for Harbour Publishing, Jason and the Sea Otter and Jason's New Dugout Canoe. Paul Montpellier was born in Vancouver in 1949. He trained at the Calgary Art School and has worked as both an artist/illustrator and a set designer. Since 1977 he has been a tree surgeon for the National Parks Board. Paul wrote and illustrated Atlas and illustrated the bestselling Jason and the Sea Otter and Jason's New Dugout Canoe, both written by Joe Barber Starkey.
Product Details ISBN: 9781550171624
ISBN-10: 1550171623
Publisher: Harbour
Publication Date: January 1st, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: English