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

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

    by Craig Hatkoff Isabella Hatkoff and Juliana Hatkoff

    Winter is a dolphin. Just over two years ago, when she was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged. Winter was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine animal hospital. It wasn't clear that she would survive. She did, but eventually the tail fell off and Winter compensated by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin which was seriously damaging her spine. But for the last year, Winter has been learning how to use a prosthetic tail. The idea came from a company that makes prosthetics for humans. It was very challenging but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. The word has gotten out about Winter. Visitors are traveling in droves to Clearwater to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. The tale doesn't end there. The special technology used for Winter's prosthetic tail is being used to develop prosthetics for Iraq war veterans who have especially sensitive injuries.

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    Owen y Mzee

    Owen y Mzee

    by Craig Hatkoff Isabelle Hatkoff Dr. Paula Kahumbu

    The remarkable true story of love and friendship between a baby hippo that was orphaned after the tsunami, and a 130-year-old giant tortoise. "Full of heart and hope."—SLJ

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Owen and Mzee

The Language of Friendship

Author: Isabella Hatkoff , Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Photographs by: Peter Greste

Series: Owen And Mzee

Interest Level:
Pre-K-3

Lexile Framework:
980L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Guided Reading Level:
X

Age:
4-8

Genre:
Series, Animal Stories

Subject:
Friends and Friendship, Hippos and Rhinos, Turtles, Africa, Animal Behavior and Structure

About This Book

In this exciting follow-up to Owen & Mzee, the New York Times bestselling story about an orphaned baby hippo named Owen and the 130-year-old giant turtle, Mzee, Craig Hatkoff explores the language of love, friendship, and nurturance that these two incredible creatures share with one another. This book traces their first year together, including their adorable playful ways and the unique "language" that they have developed.

* "Those who were captivated by Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship...will find this follow-up equally mesmerizing." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The photographs continue to be quite wonderful… Eager young readers can catch right up and be mesmerized, mystified and charmed." — Kirkus Reviews

 


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