Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazonby Sy Montgomery
Welcome to a forest filled with water. In the wet season, the swollen Amazon becomes a looking glass into another world, where pink dolphins swim like something from a dream. In Peru they are called bufeo colorado—the ruddy dolphin. Their color ranges from white to gray to a vivid pink. These astonishing mammals, actually river-dwelling whales, easily navigate… See more details below
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Welcome to a forest filled with water. In the wet season, the swollen Amazon becomes a looking glass into another world, where pink dolphins swim like something from a dream. In Peru they are called bufeo colorado—the ruddy dolphin. Their color ranges from white to gray to a vivid pink. These astonishing mammals, actually river-dwelling whales, easily navigate their way through the complex, hazardous world of the Amazon rain forest. Encantado invites readers on the adventure of a lifetime as we travel into one of the world’s most lush and beautiful jungles in search of these magical creatures. Our guides include scientists and researchers as well as the local people, who have lived with the encantados—the enchanted ones—literally at their doorsteps for centuries. Our main guides are the dolphins themselves. They lead us into myth. They take us back in time to a prehistoric era. They alone can show us the depth of the Amazon’s beauty, diversity, and magic—and help us to keep our planet rich and whole.
"A stimulating text and vibrant, full-color photographs entice readers on this trip down the Amazon... A non-fiction title that inspires as it informs." School Library Journal, Starred
"[Montgomery] will not only leave readers feeling as if they'd been to the Amazon and met one of its odder-looking residents, but well equipped to pursue a newly kindled interest in rainforest conservation." Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"A captivating travelogue...children with a taste for adventure will enjoy this enthusiastic field trip to the rainforest." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
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- 10 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at symontgomery.com. Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, another Scientist in the Field title.
- Hancock, New Hampshire
- Date of Birth:
- February 7, 1958
- Place of Birth:
- Frankfurt, Germany
- Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979
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Too short but very informative. Written for an adolescent audience it still entertains the adult. A wonderful animal and very good read. Anything associated with Sy Montgomery is worth full attention.