Midwest Book Review, Dolphin Rider

“an extraordinary and deftly written story that will absorb and entertain young readers from first page to last.”

Through the magic of desire, Sean discovers he can speak with Mari, a young dolphin mother, who takes him aboard her back for a day on the ocean. But just beyond the harbor jetty, Mari’s pod is scattered by a tuna fleet, and Sean soon wonders if either he or the pod will survive to tell the tale. Searching for Mari’s missing son, they confront the dangers of the sea (from lost drift nets to lightning storms) and readers learn how different life is for wild dolphins from those in captivity. “Wild Dolphin Rider” by Nancy Donovan ‘s an extraordinary and deftly written story that will absorb and entertain young readers from first page to last. Enhanced with black-and-white graphite illustrations by Susan Spellman, “Wild Dolphin Rider” is thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ and recommended for both school and community collections for young readers. — Midwest Book Review

Wild Dolphin Rider, Nancy DonovanWild Dolphin Rider
by Nancy Donovan, illustrated by Susan Spellman
Peter E. Randall Publisher
5 Greenleaf Woods Drive, Suite 102, Portsmouth, NH 03802-4720
www.perpublisher.com
9781942155041, $14.95, 80pp, www.amazon.com