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One White Dolphin

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;b andgt;A mother dolphin and her albino calf are in peril in this heart-pounding adventure from the author of the acclaimed andlt;i andgt;Wild Wingsandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Kara is not sorry she punched Jake in the noseand#8212;she simply couldnand#8217;t stand to hear him say one more nasty thing about her missing mother, or her out-of-work fatherand#8230;or her. But itand#8217;s more than a broken nose to Jakeand#8217;s family: Itand#8217;s fuel for the fire. Theyand#8217;ve had it with Karaand#8217;s family and their devotion to protecting marine life and saving the reef. Dredging the reef will mean fisherman can reel in more money. Thatand#8217;s what the town needs.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; But what the town gets is an unexpected new kid, a Paralympics sailing hopeful named Felix. When aandnbsp;baby albino dolphin caught in old fishing nettingandnbsp;washes ashore, Felix and Kara work with vets and specialists to save her and reunite her with her mother, setting off a chain of events that might just save the reef.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Written by a veterinarian and brimming with bravery and beauty, this story of friendship, family, and community taps into the radiance of nature and dives into the important, timely issue of environmental protection and ecology.

Review:

"A fishing village in Cornwall, England, provides the setting for this multilayered drama. Kara and her father are struggling to make ends meet a year after Kara's mother's disappearance on a dolphin-saving expedition. Insecure employment and housing, an imminent lift on a 10-year ban on seabed dredging, and Kara's father's efforts to sell the family sailboat make Kara repeatedly feel the loss of her mother. Her discovery of a young albino dolphin caught in a fishing net heightens the community's tense debate over the seabed's fate. Lewis (Wild Wings) captures the complexities of communal living, creating fully realized personalities with opposing needs and values. Disabilities subtly inform character; for example, Kara and her father's dyslexia challenges them in school and work, while her friend Felix's cerebral palsy gives him divergent abilities on land and sea. A sense of moral urgency counters the characters' depression and helplessness, resulting in a poignant and satisfying story about acting for the greater good. Quietly enhancing the story are Aparicio's ornate pencil and India ink il-lustrations, which call to mind traditional Japanese paintings. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Victoria Birkett, Miles Stott Children's Literary Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

andlt;b andgt;Gill Lewisandlt;/bandgt; is the author of andlt;i andgt;Wild Wings andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;i andgt;One White Dolphinandlt;/iandgt;. A veterinarian, her love of animals and the natural world plays a big part in her writing. She lives in the UK.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442414471
Author:
Lewis, Gill
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Aparicio, Raquel
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Marine Life
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (spc fx: spot UV on matte)+banda
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 352 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442414471 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A fishing village in Cornwall, England, provides the setting for this multilayered drama. Kara and her father are struggling to make ends meet a year after Kara's mother's disappearance on a dolphin-saving expedition. Insecure employment and housing, an imminent lift on a 10-year ban on seabed dredging, and Kara's father's efforts to sell the family sailboat make Kara repeatedly feel the loss of her mother. Her discovery of a young albino dolphin caught in a fishing net heightens the community's tense debate over the seabed's fate. Lewis (Wild Wings) captures the complexities of communal living, creating fully realized personalities with opposing needs and values. Disabilities subtly inform character; for example, Kara and her father's dyslexia challenges them in school and work, while her friend Felix's cerebral palsy gives him divergent abilities on land and sea. A sense of moral urgency counters the characters' depression and helplessness, resulting in a poignant and satisfying story about acting for the greater good. Quietly enhancing the story are Aparicio's ornate pencil and India ink il-lustrations, which call to mind traditional Japanese paintings. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Victoria Birkett, Miles Stott Children's Literary Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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