Synopses & Reviews
A girl raised by dolphins must choose between two worlds in this critically acclaimed novel about what it means to be a human being.
"Mila's rich inner voice makes her a lovely, lyrical character." - Voice of Youth Advocates
FROM WILD CHILD TO....?
Mila creates headlines around the world when she is rescued from an unpopulated island off the coast of Florida. Now a teenager, she has been raised by dolphins from the age of four.
Researchers teach Mila language and music. She learns, too, about rules and expectations, about locked doors and broken promises, disappointment and betrayal.
The more Mila finds out what it means to be human, the more deeply she longs for her ocean home. . . .
About the Author
Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include WITNESS, THE CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE, and the Newbery Medal winner OUT OF THE DUST, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.