Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal


By Admiral William H. McRaven

Illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Read by Admiral William H. McRaven

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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.

On Sale
Nov 16, 2021
Hachette Audio

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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

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