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My Otter Half (Paperback)

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A baby sea otter and a dachshund puppy are accidental runaways-- Oliver from his momma, and Franklin from his human, Lucy. After an oil spill in Puget Sound brings them together, this unlikely duo puts their paws together, determined to help each other find their way home. A quick-paced, otter-ly adorable adventure of friendship, filled with heart and charm worthy of a Disney film.


Recommended by Andrew for kids ages 8 - 12


— From Our Favorite Kids Books


Homeward Bound meets Finding Nemo in this heartfelt story about a brave sea otter and a rambunctious puppy who team up to find their way home.

Oliver is a sea otter determined to prove that he’s not a momma otter’s boy. In an effort to show his bravery, he swims into Puget Sound where all the ships and humans are. That’s when disaster strikes: An oil spill threatens the local wildlife -- and it traps Oliver in the harbor!

Franklin, an excitable dachshund puppy, is also lost. He's been separated from his owner, Lucy, and he has no idea how to get back to her. Now Oliver and Franklin must journey through the Pacific Northwest wilderness in search of their families.

Along the way, they’ll discover exciting adventures and meet new friends—but will they be able to find their way home?

About the Author

Michelle Schusterman is the author of I Heart Band, a Scholastic Reading Club pick, The Kat Sinclair Files, and Olive and the Backstage Ghost. She's also an instructor at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization that offers creative-writing workshops for children and teens from all backgrounds. Find out more at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338741490
ISBN-10: 1338741497
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English