Venus Among the Fish

Venus Among the Fish

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by Elizabeth Hall, Scott O'Dell
     
 
Killer whales are invading the peaceful dolphin territory of Glacier Strait. Coral and her brother Snapper are sent from their herd to search for their older brother, and safer waters. Coral's journey is treacherous as she encounters vicious sharks and whales and hazardous fishing nets. But the greatest danger of all comes when Coral confronts the humans and the

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Killer whales are invading the peaceful dolphin territory of Glacier Strait. Coral and her brother Snapper are sent from their herd to search for their older brother, and safer waters. Coral's journey is treacherous as she encounters vicious sharks and whales and hazardous fishing nets. But the greatest danger of all comes when Coral confronts the humans and the terror of captivity.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This story about dolphins was begun by the late author of Island of the Blue Dolphins and completed by his widow, but "unchecked anthropomorphism" and "sentimental incidents" sink the enterprise, said PW. Ages 12-up. (Sept.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Completing a novel that her husband, Scott O'Dell, could not finish before he died, Hall tells the story of Coral, a young dolphin who, in the company of her brother Snapper, sets off to find their sibling Silver, who had gone looking for adventure more than three years before. Because their pod is being terrorized by orcas, the dolphins need more strong males like Silver to help defend the pregnant females from the killer whales. During their trip, Coral and Snapper observe or experience many dangers that humans have created for sea creatures: whaling, drift-netting, and otter-hunting. Coral is captured and, in an unbelievable coincidence, taken to the same tourist attraction where Silver is being trained to perform. That White Fang, the killer whale that led many of the attacks against their pod, is also there for training is yet another astounding coincidence. Eventually, the dolphins are prepared to work in the Navy's Marine Mammal Program, and then, after Coral displays an out-of-control love for one of her keepers, is set free to return home. The book has just too many contrivances to recommend it without reservation. Madeleine L'Engle's A Ring of Endless Light (Dell, 1981) weaves reliable information about dolphins into a more compelling and engaging, albeit longer and more complex, novel.-Ellen Fader, Oregon State Library, Salem

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440411758
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Venus Among the Fish 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic story. I can just picture cuddled up in bed with my grandbabies reading this story to them. It has adventure, friendship, and it's even a little scary. It focuses on human and dolphin interactions set into a exciting narrative. It's a great read for all.