Synopses & Reviews
Ride alongside the author Pamela S. Turner and her scientific team and meet a cast of dolphin characters large enough (and charismatic enough) to rival a Shakespearean playand#8212;Puck, Piccolo, Flute, and Dodger among them. You will fall in love with this crew, both human and finned, as they seek to answer the question: just why are dolphins so smart? And what does their behavior tell us about human intelligence, captive animals, and the future of the ocean? Beautiful photos of dolphins in their natural habitat and a funny, friendly, and fast-paced text make this another winner in theand#160;Scientists in the Fieldand#160;series.
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Praise for Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again
Readers will be most drawn to Winter's resilience and the dedication and ingenuity of those helping her.” Publishers Weekly
The story offers an important message of hope, friendship and universal acceptance.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Laced with dialogue that accentuates the trainers' affection for the dolphins and sense of urgency, Coleman's clipped narrative recounts the rescue of all eight. . . the late Nascimbene's dappled watercolors have a lovely silk-screened quality, contrasting the destructive force of the hurricane and the tranquility that arrives in its wake."
"A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster."
"Animal lovers will empathize as they follow the trainers' worries and ultimate elation. A heartening, real-life rescue story."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"Heartwarming and informative."
"An exemplary addition to an always thought-provoking series."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
"Mann not only provides excellent examples of scientific thinking through the formulation and testing of hypotheses, she also serves as an authentic and engaging role model for girls considering careers in science. . . [An] affecting and vividly photographed work of nonfiction."
"Readers come away with an amazing, if sometimes blurred vision of a culture different from their own . . . A challenging, attractive eye-opener."
and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"There's no shortage of fascinating science in the breezy and engaging narrative. . . While being deliberately anti-mythical about dolphins, the book conveys the wonder of learning more about the intricacy of another species, and readers will be won over by both the dolphins and the sceince."
and#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"The detailed descriptions of the day-to-day activities of the dolphinsand#8212;all of whom are given names and have distinct personalitiesand#8212;provide a window into the practice of animal behavior studies."
and#8212;The Horn Book Magazine
A touching story from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Owen and Mzee, now in paperback!
When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was three months old, she was rescued from a crab trap off the east coast of Florida, her tail seriously damaged. She was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she was cared for by a special team around the clock. Winter survived, though eventually her tail fell off, which made it difficult for her to swim like a normal dolphin and caused serious damage to her spine. Then something amazing happened. A team of experts from a renowned company that makes prosthetics for humans heard about Winter and decided to help. Now Winter is using a prosthetic tail with great command.
The story that inspired the new MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
When Winter was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged, and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter survived, but eventually her tail fell off. Then Winter received a prosthetic tail. It was very challenging but now Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. And now Winter's story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr.!
A beautifully illustratedand#160;nonfiction picture book that accounts the true story of eight bottlenose dolphins and their trainers who survived theand#160;devastating Hurricane Katrina.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed a forty-foot tidal wave over the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. The dolphin house was demolished, and its inhabitants swept from their tank into the Gulf of Mexico. After growing up in captivity, how could the eight bottlenose dolphins feed and protect themselves in the wild? And if they could survive, would their trainers ever see them again? This fascinating picture bookand#8212;enriched with both beautiful color-wash illustrations and photographs taken by the trainers themselvesand#8212;tells this dramatic, happy-ending story.
We all know that dolphins are considered very smart. But why is this? It is the size of their brains? Is it what they eat? Is it due to their environment? Author Pamela S. Turner takes us to Australia to follow dolphins in the wild so we can figure out just what makes dolphins tick in the newest book in the critically acclaimedand#160;Scientists in the Field series.
About the Author
Janet is a talented nonfiction children's author. Her book, Secrets, Lies, Gizmos, and Spies: A History of Spies and Espionage (Abrams, 2006), was a 2007 ALA Best Books for Young Adults nominee, recipient of the National Parenting Publications 2006 gold award, and Scholastic book fairs took about 60,000 copies of the book. Her other recent non-fiction titles include Baseball for Everyone: Stories from the Great Game (Abrams, 2003), a Publishers Weekly Best Non-fiction Books of 2003 selection, and Famous Bears and Friends (Dutton, 2002). She is the proud mother of two grown sons and lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.Half-French, half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene shared his childhood between these two countries. After working as a photographer's assistant in a Paris fashion studio, Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. Nascimbene's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, the New Yorker, Boston Globe, Toronto Life, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Hemispheres, etc. His commercial clients include Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, IBM, Apple, Macy's, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Bank of America, United Way, Estand#233;e Lauder, Manpower, and more. andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Nascimbene also illustrated Houghton'sandnbsp;Hachiko by Pamela Turner and The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow