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About One Pelican at a Time
Bella and Britt love living by the beach. When they find oil washing to shore from a gulf spill, they want to help but are told there is nothing for kids to do. But when their old friend the crooked beak pelican, becomes covered with oil, they help save his life by their quick thinking and action.
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The girls waited and watched while adults tried to fix the problem. That is, until they saw the old pelican leave his perch and plunge into a patch of blackened sea.
Britt gasped. "Will he come back up?"
"If he does, how can he live? Bella asked.
But he did come to the surface, covered in heavy tacky oil. After seeing his oily feathers, the girls took action.
Normally on such a hot summer day, the beach boy would be renting colorful umbrellas to his customers. Instead, he sat alone on the sand. "What's wrong?" He jumped up and ran toward the girls.
"The old pelican! The old pelican! We have to save him! Bella sobbed.
"Come on. No time to lose!" The young man sprinted down the beach toward the clean-up crews.
"Ah, I know that old bird," nodded the crew chief. "Let's go get him."
One Pelican at a Time coming soon!