A touching story from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Owen & 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.
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Craig Hatkoff is the founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Productions. Both Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship are New York Times bestsellers He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Manhattan.
Isabella Hatkoff is the co-author of bestselling Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship with her father, Craig Hatkoff, and ecologist Dr. Paula Kahumbu. Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship was published in the spring of 2006 and became an international phenomonen. She lives in Manhattan with her family
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My kids (5 & 8) loved this book -- the engaging real-life story, the amazing pictures -- plus, it started a family discussion about other-abled people and overcoming challenges in general. We also checked out the website www.winterstail.com where they had fun playing games. This book is definitely worth buying.
Easy to read, educational and enlightening true story about a dolphin who beat the odds and has given hope to humans with their own challenges. A great gift for the holidays.
This was a fantastic book. Although it is a children's book, I bought this for my mom. She loves dolphins and so I thought that she would enjoy reading this amazing story. My husband and I both ended up reading it before we sent it to my mom for Christmas. She loved it. It is a great book to read at any age and really makes you think about how you face challenges in your life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Remarkable story of a "disabled" dolphin. People caused the problem, but people also helped her out. Good for kids of all ages: if disabled, it should give some encouragment; if non-disabled, maybe allow for some thinking and compassion.
Adorable book for youngsters who love animals.