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Adaa's Story - A Rescued Sea Otter

Adaa’s Story

The remarkable life
of a rescued sea otter

Rachel J.E. Sprague

Locally available in Washington

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Kingfisher Bookstore, Coupeville

Secret Garden Bookshop, Ballard


Locally available in Oregon

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A story of kindness   

Adaa began life as an orphaned sea otter in remote Alaska. Through a chain of kindness, he was rescued, then cared for by the Alaska SeaLife Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium, before relocating permanently to the Seattle Aquarium.

 Adaa’s Story follows his journey as he grows up, enjoys life with friends and then starts a new chain of kindness.

Finalist - Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2024

About the Author

Rachel J.E. Sprague writes and illustrates out of her home in Seattle, Washington. As a trained natural science illustrator, she gains inspiration from the plants and animals around her. She loves collaborating with scientists and is passionate about bringing the arts and sciences together through her work

 In her free time, she likes to explore the forests and beaches of the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Visit sea otters at an aquarium

Seward, Alaska Alaska SeaLife Center

Long Beach, California Aquarium of the Pacific

Monterey, California Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sausalito, California The Marine Mammal Center

Chicago, Illinois Shedd Aquarium

Newport, Oregon Oregon Coast Aquarium

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Seattle, Washington Seattle Aquarium

Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Aquarium

What to do if you find
a stranded sea otter?

  • Do NOT try to touch it or catch it.

  • Keep people and pets at least 50 yards away from it.

  • Immediately contact your local wildlife response organization.

  • Visit the NOAA Fisheries website for a list of who to call in your area.

Children's Sea Otter Activities

Simple Word Search

Word Search

Word Scramble



Creative Writing 1

Creative Writing 2

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Color Adaa's Book Cover

Color Adaa's Habitat

Draw a Sea Otter's Face  




Activity Packet includes
all above activities in a blooklet
Download Solutions here.

Teacher's Guide

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