A touching story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Owen & Mzee.
When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was just three months old, she was rescued from a crab trap off the coast of Florida, and her tail was seriously damaged. She was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It wasn't clear that she would survive, but to everyone's amazement, she did.
Eventually, though, her tail fell off, which caused Winter to compensate by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin. Over time, it was clear she 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 challenging, but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command.
Winter is an inspiration to everyone, especially children and young adults who face challenges themselves. Many follow her blog and write emails to her. Day after day, the crowds come to Clearwater for a close-up look at Winter, the little dolphin that could. With gorgeous photographs, Winter's Tail is a story that promises to inspire and delight.
- 3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
- Interest Level
- Grades PreK - 3
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Informational, Animal Stories