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The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins
     

The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins

4.8 12
by James Carmody
 

What if you could speak to a dolphin? Twelve year old Lucy Parr has dreamt of dolphins all her life. One evening she overhears her Aunt Bethany telling her Dad that Lucy has a special gift. What is it and why was her dad so opposed to her love of the dolphins and the sea? Could it be something to do with her mother?

Not long after Lucy is amazed to discover

Overview

What if you could speak to a dolphin? Twelve year old Lucy Parr has dreamt of dolphins all her life. One evening she overhears her Aunt Bethany telling her Dad that Lucy has a special gift. What is it and why was her dad so opposed to her love of the dolphins and the sea? Could it be something to do with her mother?

Not long after Lucy is amazed to discover that the dolphins she dreams about are real, and that she can reach out with her mind and actually speak to a young dolphin called Spirit. Longing to escape her father’s strict but absent upbringing and to find out who she really is, Lucy decides to run away to visit Bethany in Cornwall.

When Spirit’s pod off the Cornish coast learn of his special connection with Lucy, the leader of the pod called Storm forbids him from taking his coming-of-age swim. Spirit is determined to prove himself though and escapes anyway to take this right of passage and earn the respect of the pod.

When Spirit is disorientated by a jet-ski rider, he becomes trapped in the coils of a discarded steel rope. Can Lucy find a way to save Spirit before it was too late?

'The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins' is the first part of the 'Dolphin Child' trilogy.

- Children’s literature. Target readership: Age 11 plus
- Words: 76,905.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044287297
Publisher:
James Carmody
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Series:
Dolphin Child Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
67,928
File size:
441 KB
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Hello, my name is James Carmody. I am the author of 'The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins', 'Dolphin-Child' and 'Midnight Dolphin'. All three books form the Dolphin-Child Trilogy about a girl called Lucy Parr and the special ability she has to communicate with a dolphin called Spirit. I was born in 1967 and so am in my late forties . I live in London with my wife and daughter. I was inspired to write about dolphins when we visited Zanzibar (off the coast of Tanzania) in the summer of 2010. We went on a dolphin watching trip one day from a small village down the coast from Stone Town. I thought that this would be an amazing experience in which we swam with dolphins who would come up to us and greet us. Instead there were any number of tourist boats pursuing a pod of dolphins. Every time dolphins would surface, the boats would all buzz over to them them and all the tourists would pile into the water to be able to say that they had swum with dolphins. I felt rather uncomfortable about the whole experience and felt that we were harassing the dolphins more than communing with them. Afterwards I thought, 'What if it really were possible to communicate with dolphins?' I have also put up a factual website about dolphins called 'Dolphins for Kids'. Do pay it a visit! http://www.dolphins-for-kids.com

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The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good clean storyline. Have read the second book Would like to read the third.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its really amazing how a young girl's fate can be attached to a young dolphin's. And how people can find a door between their concious and subconcious which leads to another world.Lucy the little girl the protagonist of the story though does things she's not supposed to but all in an attempt to save and meet the dolphin of her dreams for real after twelve years of continuos dolphin dreams about a young dolphin named Spirit and his pod for the first time in real life without having to dream or reach put to him which used to completely drain out all her energy.Though when she used to reach out to him or dream about him she and Spirit both had an unusual way of communication wihout having to speak at all. It was like thinking of what to say and they would simply understand what they ment. There is a really important message to learn from this amazing story that we MUST keep the nature and wildlife around us in balance and to do that first and foremost me must not take any more than we require. Us humans, are the most dangerous as we keep endangering other species by throwing unwanted items out open in the sea without a proper way of discarding them. We also pollute the air,land,water and just abour everything around us. While the other wildlife are maintaing the balance of nature and helping each other and us humans as well, we are in return unstablizig the balance out of hand and endangering all others. We even kill our own kind out of sheer greed. However, this is a MUST READ BOOK which has definately opened my eyes with the way the message is potraid and the mysterious, humouros, serious and heart touching context of this book. Along with the important values like never turning your back at your friends and your family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book and plan to read the rest of series. I recommend to 10 and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is free and has 211 pages.Loved it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You almost feel as if you too could communicate with the dolphin "Spirit!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good if you are into dolphins, or talking animals. If you aren't ;reading this book can get a little boring and tedious.But if you are ,this is the right book for you! - the oracle at delphi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though i havent read it by seeing the reviews i think it will be a great book. Thanks for making it free by the way!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was very good and I like that it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand and repost this 3 times on other books and one will appear under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHERE IS THE MUM IN ALL OF THIS