David and the Seagulls

by Marion Downer
Rated 4.9 out of 5

Hard Work

Rated 5 out of 5
January 10, 2022

This is a book about a boy who found an abandoned nest with eggs in it. I loved this book because he worked hard on helping 3 seagulls and I liked how he was strong.

-Keziah, age 8


Really great read!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 3, 2021

My son enjoyed reading the book. He enjoyed when the seagulls found shelter under the house.

Tristian Barnes

Added To Our Bird Unit

Rated 5 out of 5
November 2, 2021

My kids loved this book. I added it to our birds unit and I’m glad I did. Highly recommend this book as a family read aloud.

Krista B


Rated 5 out of 5
October 30, 2021

My son loved this book! He loves all animals and learning about them. He relates to this book because he would be the one to find a hurt animal and try to fix them. Sweet book about kindness to animals.


Kindness for Others

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

David is a wonderful literary example of being kind to others. He cares for the birds and tries his best to help. I love stories like this, where the story can come back to our children’s minds as examples of choosing to help others.

Tristan R
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Level 3

There, in a crevice of the rock, a seagull had let itself slump down. 

It looked forlorn and weak. David couldn’t leave it there to die. Slowly and carefully, he picked up the limp body. 

David had always felt at home on Monhegan Island, surrounded by his beloved seagulls. Each summer, he would watch them, care for them, and nurse the injured ones to good health. With hard work and determination, David has been able to tend to the gulls, but this summer his talents will be put to the test as four injured and abandoned seagulls find their way into his heart.

David’s story is a reminder that even the smallest creature has value and that even the youngest among us can make a positive impact on the lives of others.

49 pages

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