An exquisite new story to delight readers young and old, from a much-loved writer and illustrator. What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course. At least that’s what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn’t considered all the complications…This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Mister Cleghorn’s Seal is a classic in the making from the inimitable Judith Kerr.
Jordanna has been reading Mr Cleghorns seal recently. It’s taken her a while to get to the end and tell me what she thinks, we got the book end of September and she has even been using this book as her school readers book rather than one of the usual school books.
The author Judith Kerr is infact a remarkable 92 years old and still writing children’s books such as this one. This particular story is inspired by Judiths father and a story he once told her.
The fun story follows adventures of Mr Cleghorn who you see pictured on the books front cover and how on a trip to the seaside he rescues a seal pup called Charlie. They both then embark on lots of fun adventures which Jordanna has enjoyed reading about these past few weeks.