Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal

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By Admiral William H. McRaven

Illustrated by Howard McWilliam

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A seal becomes a Navy SEAL in this children's adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven.

As Skipper the seal embarks on Navy SEAL training, he and his hardworking friends learn much more than how to pass a swimming test or how to dive off a ship. To be a great SEAL, you also have to take risks, deal with failure, and persevere through tough times—just as you do in life. (And always remember to make your bed!)

In this entertaining children's adaptation of his #1 New York Times bestseller, Admiral William H. McRaven shares life lessons from Navy SEAL training and encourages young readers to become their best selves.

  • "Life lessons are learned as Skipper the seal trains to become a Navy SEAL."
    The New York Times Bestsellers Children's
  • "In this children’s adaptation, McRaven shares life lessons from Navy SEAL training and encourages young readers to become their best selves. As Skipper the seal embarks on Navy SEAL training, he and his hardworking friends learn much more than how to pass a swimming test, including the need to take risks and persevere through tough times."
    Publishers Weekly, Fall 2021 Young Readers Editions
  • "This new book teaches kids about perseverance and dealing with failure."
    CBS This Morning
  • "In this picture-book version, Skipper the Seal embarks on Navy SEAL training, where he and his fellow recruits learn perseverance, dealing with failure, and of course, to make their beds. McRaven, a former SEAL and commander of the United States Special Operations Command, said he intended this book to encourage young readers to become their best selves."
    Terri Barnes, Stars and Stripes

On Sale
Nov 16, 2021
Page Count
48 pages
ISBN-13
9780316310086

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Admiral William H. McRaven

About the Author

Admiral William H. McRaven (US Navy Retired) is the New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal; Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World; The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived; and Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations. In his thirty-seven years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level. As a four-star admiral, his final assignment was as commander of all US Special Operations Forces. After retiring from the Navy, he served as the chancellor of the University of Texas System from 2015 to 2018. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Kelly Marie McRaven is a national security professional with ten years of combined experience in the public and private sector. She has an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Notre Dame. Kelly grew up going on adventures around the world and, like the characters in this book, is passionate about public service. She lives in Virginia with her husband and a dog named Riley.

Howard McWilliam is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal; John Cena's Elbow Grease series; I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll; and When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore, among others. He lives in the United Kingdom and invites you to visit him online at howardmcwilliam.com.

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