Story of a Dolphin

Story of a Dolphin

by Katherine Shelley Orr, Katherine Orr
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

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School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876149515
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Picture Books Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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