Tails from History

Learn all about famous historical pets and the people who owned them in this lovable Level 2 Ready-to-Read series!

Latest book from Tails from History

A Sea Otter to the Rescue

Dip a toe, paw, or fin into history with this fact-tastic Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about pets and the people who loved them! In this story, learn all about a sweet mother sea otter from California who inspired lawmakers to protect endangered species!

Toola the sea otter was a mother for rescued pups at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. She taught them how to look for crabs and open clam shells. Toola also inspired a state law to protect the endangered species. A special section at the back of this book includes tips on how readers can help sea otters!

Coming Soon from Tails from History

A Puppy for Helen Keller ON SALE12/4/2018
The Cat Who Ruled the Town ON SALE1/15/2019
A Sea Otter to the Rescue ON SALE6/25/2019

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About the Authors

Rachel Dougherty
Photograph by Maria Mack

Rachel Dougherty

Rachel Dougherty is a Philadelphia-based illustrator and children’s author. She works with fascinating facts, acrylic paint, and pencil smudges, aiming to inspire curious young minds. Rachel is passionate about US history, scruffy little dogs, and board games, and she believes that some of the best stories out there are the true ones.


Thea Feldman

Thea Feldman, a children’s book writer and editor, has helped develop early reader series for various major children’s book publishers. She is also a lifelong animal lover and has written numerous children’s books about animals, worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a writer and editor for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. She especially enjoys the opportunity to write early readers about animals. Her cat, Rose, loves to sleep on anything Thea has written. 


May Nakamura

May Nakamura writes and edits books for children. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but now lives in New York City. She really likes eating maple donuts and playing hide and seek (but not at the same time)!