I read Look for me under the rainbow by Bernard Jan a couple of days ago. It is a wonderful yet heart-wrenching story of a seal. I absolutely loved the book.
Instead of a review, I have decided to post an excerpt from the book.
If you cannot find the love you are looking for – discouraged by trials and everyday soul-searching, if this world seems too cold and an anguishing place, different from the one in your dreams where you want to live, and the streets you walk on look gray, unpleasant and dead, do not despair. Be brave and keep on searching for something better, because you deserve it. Don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way. Do not allow those who spent their pathetic lives driven by egotism, selfishness and vanity try to stop you. Though some will laugh and make fun of you, do not be idle. Take another step. Once you have come so far, look for me under the rainbow. You will be surprised at what you’ll find there. All the treasures and values you sought, lost among human beings, may no longer be unreachable, far, and unreal. They will appear possible, just as they do to me as I watch the distant lights of the harbor we are approaching. Lights that seemed so tiny and weak when we set out on our journey are now blinding me with their brilliance. The shiny glow I admire in the darkness of the night fills me with a new, yet unknown emotion and evokes pleasant, serene thoughts in my mind. I realized one thing: This is my home.
Sometimes all you need is a big heart and burning desire.
Danny, a curious harp seal pup, has soft white fur and black innocent eyes. Helen is an environmentalist and member of a young activist crew of the Rainbow Warriors. Their mission is to save animals.
As winter turns into spring, a new generation of seal pups comes to life. A few weeks later, the killing begins. Against a spectacular backdrop of ice and snow, Helen prepares to look horrific human cruelty in the face.
I do not doubt I have a big heart and burning desire but is that enough for a person to become a Rainbow Warrior, or is there something better? Something only some of us manage to turn into what we have long missed—humanity.
In the race against time and clubs, will Helen save Danny before the hunt begins and the ice turns red?
Though written for younger readers, Look for Me Under the Rainbow will appeal to anyone who cherishes our beautiful planet and wishes to protect its treasures.