Driven from their river home by a great flood, Little Otter and her parents venture into the ocean at the suggestion of her grandmother, the revered storyteller named “Storymother.” They find the perfect home in Abalone Cove, yet the fierce Sea Lion King who lives there with his colony threatens to cast them back into the great ocean to be food for orca whales and sharks.
Mortimer, a cat, shows Little Otter what might be a perfect place to live on the bluffs above the cove. Will the gardens of a quaint bed and breakfast inn become their new home, or will the creatures there drive them out, too? And in the end, will Little Otter attain the one thing she seeks more than anything else in the world?
Tales for the Sea Lion King, with its stories within a story and themes of home and family, will delight and entertain middle grade readers as well as younger children who enjoy being read to.