Oscar the Herring Gull

Oscar the Herring Gull, a children's book by Nancy Donovan, illustrated by Nancy Spellman

Nancy Donovan has achieved what parents and young readers will enjoy and appreciate: a good animal story filled with natural history facts— all woven seamlessly together. With ease and flow she introduces animal behavior, field observation and human impact on ecology without getting in the way of the tale and in a way that will surely inspire children to want to learn more. Susan Spellman’s illustrations complement the story perfectly; they are accurate enough to be anatomically correct with enough whimsy to inspire imagination!” — Wendy W. Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center


Nancy Donovan has crafted an endearing and engaging story that is sure to delight younger audiences with a true-to-life glimpse into the life of gulls. Educators should flock to this wonderful book!” — Mark Wiley, Assistant Director for Education, NH Sea Grant Program