Story of a Dolphin

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In this heartwarming story, Laura and her father live on an island in the Caribbean and develop a friendship with a dolphin. The story is based on a true account, in which love and insight prevailed over misunderstandings and conflicts.

Laura's father succeeds in befriending a dolphin who seems to like people, but other people on the island are not so considerate and must be educated in how to respect the dolphin's rights and ...

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Overview

In this heartwarming story, Laura and her father live on an island in the Caribbean and develop a friendship with a dolphin. The story is based on a true account, in which love and insight prevailed over misunderstandings and conflicts.

Laura's father succeeds in befriending a dolphin who seems to like people, but other people on the island are not so considerate and must be educated in how to respect the dolphin's rights and feelings.

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K-Gr 3-Based on an incident that occurred on the Caribbean island of Providenciales, this story of a dolphin's attraction to people, and the resulting concerns, is most unusual. A young girl tells of her father's friendship with the dolphin that follows his dive boat each day, and of the creature's increasing friendliness toward other people. As the sociable sea mammal's popularity grows, potentially dangerous incidents occur, causing some panic. An expert is brought in to educate both dolphin and humans in the etiquette of respectful physical treatment. The book is illustrated with full-color, full-page folk art paintings of island vegetation and ocean life in the blues, greens, and pinks that are prevalent in the Caribbean. A tiny picture placed on each page of text, highlighting an important detail in the story, adds to the attractive format. A lovely book, and a gentle lesson on the interrelationship between people and animals.-Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876149515
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Series: Picture Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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