Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

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Overview

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 Details

ISBN-13: 9780545348300
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 136,699
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 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

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Winter's Tail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MominNYC More than 1 year ago
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.
lmichalek More than 1 year ago
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.
smilingturtle More than 1 year ago
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.
BearFriendCA More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adorable book for youngsters who love animals.