The Soulful Adventure of Spencer, the Soft-hearted Seal
Margaret Lepera, author
Author explores mindfulness, positive thinking, and wildlife protection in new children’s story “The Soulful Adventure of Spencer, the Soft-hearted Seal” chapter book, designed for children 6-9, 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, even though he feels small and 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. But he and his allies must act quickly– because the same wind that blew him down the big hill is starting to wipe away the last of the seal tracks in the snow where he and his brother last played together – which is the only way he can find his way home.