Trapper (Serendipity)
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Trapper (Serendipity)

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Trapper, a sweet-natured minstrel seal, helps a scary creature named Muttsok learn that it isn't right to take things just because they are beautiful. Through the power of music everyone learns that the loveliness of nature is there for everyone to share.

Illustrated by Robin James.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 27th 2003 by Price Stern Sloan (first published 1978)
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Julia Brumfield
I vaguely remember this one from my childhood reads. It was so cute that he would try his hardest to sing but no one could actually stand to hear him (sounds me) and then start to disappear.

What throws it for a loop is that he seals don't seem to care that they are all disappearing but rather selfish enough to think that it is all the best for them. And then when Trapper is left alone he works to find the mystery while finding out that being alone isn't all fun and games.

Fortunately the way t...more
Sep 09, 2014 Dee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any child.
Every kid should read this and take it to heart. It's about not taking something just because it is beautiful...a lesson that extends into adulthood during dating (tell me I'm wrong here...but too many guys think they have a right to claim something they want just because it's "pretty"). It teaches kids not to have a sense of entitlement and greed. This also has implications environmentally, claiming forests or other beautiful lands and trying to claim ownership that we aren't entitled to.
Alysha DeShaé
This was a cute little story.
I remember checking out these books at our elementary school library all the time. All the kindergartners and first graders were obsessed with them for some reason. I don't remember a lot about them really, other than the fact that my parents hated them.
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read these books in the thrid grade i thought they were the funniest things, alos they halped me learn english while i was still young and did not speak the language
I don't remember these being so didactic when I read them as a kid, but TS seemed to enjoy this one. I need to dig up more of these Serendipity titles.
This is one I remember reading many times as a child.
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“If you see those pretty things
that nature likes to show
Remember all those seals that sing
And leave them there to grow.”
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