Smeagull the Seagull

A True Story
By Mark Seth Lender
Illustrated by Valerie Elaine Pettis

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Why We Made This Book.

Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story teaches children that animals are precious and have needs and feelings and family, just like us.

It is a good and moral story that will help jump-start the next generation of conservationists. The planet needs them.

Smeagull needs them too!

Smeagull the Seagull comes to the house near the shore every day and knocks on the sliding glass door. He knocks when he’s hungry, and the people who live there feed him. Smeagull rules the roost! Keeping him fed is an exhausting job, but when Smeagull disappears, it makes clear what an important family member Smeagull has become.

There are few places on earth without seagulls, both on shore and inland, and every child will find, Smeagull the Seagull captivating and yet familiar. This is a true story. Smeagull is a wild herring gull who does indeed knock at Valerie and Mark’s house every day where he is fed scraps from sustainable seafood.


What the critics are saying about
Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story

Hoo-Hoo. Who? Smeagull the Seagull, that’s who. This book’s a Hoot!

G. H. Owl
On the Night Desk, The Night Owl

After a hard day of bob-bob-bobbin’ along, this Robin loves to dig into a good book. And Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story is a good book!

Rona Robin
Early Bird, The Morning Worm

During a long flight, like when I migrate in the spring and fall, there’s nothing like a really good book to help pass the time. That’s why I always have a copy of Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story tucked under my wing.

Drake Mallard
The Daily Duck, Avian Broadcasting Corporation

Smeagull the Seagull is a great read. And those illustrations, WOW! Even from a mile up they’re terrific.

Eileen Eagle
Your Eye in the Sky, Reading Eagle

Smeagull is Going Digital.

Hurray and thank you! Our Kickstarter backers have given the green light for the design and production of the video version of Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story. Rewards have been shipped.

We are now in the process of making the entire story come to life complete with narration by the author Mark Seth Lender, animation, video and the sounds of Smeagull’s neighborhood. Stay tuned for the digital debut.

The Smeagull has launched!