A short book that you can read in a little over an hour, but you will still be touched by it many hours afterwards.
The story is well told, everything is described very clearly:
A little boy finds three pelican chicks whose parents were killed by hunters. He and his father raise these chicks until they can be released into the wild. But then one of the three returns and won’t leave Storm Boy’s side.
When a small ship and its crew capsize during a hurricane a few hundred meters from the seashore, the only means of rescue is the pelican …
Ages 10 and up.