Synopses & Reviews
Sam is called a sea cow because that's what he looks like - a big cow grazing in the ocean. Another name for Sam is manatee. In this book we meet Sam when he is just hours old and leave him when he is ready to mate. In between is a great deal of information about manatees mixed in with a big adventure for Sam. An exciting, fact-filled book gorgeously illustrated in full color.
“The very fine drawings show this friendly great animal, his habits and behavior to perfection. . . . Simple, interesting, and informative.”—Associated Press
About the Author
Francine Jacobs is the author of 24 books for children, including the Reading Rainbow Feature Selection Sam the Sea Cow, illustrated by Laura Kelly and Lonesome George the Giant Tortoise, illustrated by Jean Cassels. The story of Lonesome George appealed to her because it describes the discovery and rescue of a truly unique creature. She lives with her husband, Jerome Jacobs, in Pleasantville, New York.