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Published in 1959 by Harper & Row, written and illustrated by Syd Hoff.

A very cute children's story of a seal who wants to see what its like outside of the zoo. After visiting a few places in town, Sammy goes to school where he learns to read. After playing with the children, Sammy decides the zoo is where he belongs and returns home.

The colored illustrations are slightly cartoonish and very amusing. I remember reading this book as a child and wanting a pet seal just like Sammy!

The book in in very good condition with only slight shelf wear and one stain on the lower corner of the front cover. Pages and spine are intact and there are no tears or dog-ears. Measures approx. 8.75" x 6.25". 64 pages.

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Sammy the Seal Children's Book Weekly Reader Syd Hoff Zoo School Read


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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