Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival

by Janet Coleman, Yan Nascimbene

A beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book that accounts the true story of eight bottlenose dolphins and their trainers who survived the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547719238
  • ISBN-10: 054771923X
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 08/06/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 36

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  • About the Book
    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 book—enriched with both beautiful color-wash illustrations and photographs taken by the trainers themselves—tells this dramatic, happy-ending story.
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    "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."
    Publishers Weekly

    "A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster."
    Kirkus

    "Animal lovers will empathize as they follow the trainers' worries and ultimate elation. A heartening, real-life rescue story."
    School Library Journal

    "Heartwarming and informative."
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