Official Website of Ann McGovern, Popular Children’s Book Author

Swimming with Sealions

SWIMMING WITH SEA LIONS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Dolphins aglow with silver, playful sea lion pups, hammerhead sharks – all the wild creatures of these islands in South America. In her diary, a young girl writes of adventures with biting fire ants, hiking up a muddy mountain to see giant tortoises in the wild, and much more. Illustrated with photographs by the author. Ages 7-11

Winner of the Best Science Book award from the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council.

“McGovern’s book is full of intriguing information about the Galapagos Islands. It’s as much fun as talking with a friend who just got back from a trip, brimming with enthusiasm.” Boston Sunday Herald

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Playing With Penguins

PLAYING WITH PENGUINS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN ANTARCTICA

A young girl’s diary of her exciting trip with her grandmother to Antarctica, the coldest, windiest place in the world. Will the ship be able to crunch through the thick ice? She writes in her diary, “Why did I ever come?” But then she sees killer whales, seals and thousands of penguins! McGovern captures the excitement of a young girl, coupled with a grandmother’s wisdom. Illustrated with photographs by the author. Age 5-11

“A charming portrait of the world’s most interesting continent. I felt, written as a child’s diary, it had a clarity and intensity that might not have been achieved any other way.” – Hugh Downs, ABC News