How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny RorbyHow to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby

How to Speak Dolphin

byGinny Rorby

Paperback | March 28, 2017

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An irresistible dolphin story about a girl's struggle to help her autistic brother and herself.

Lily loves her half-brother, Adam, but she has always struggled with him, too. He's definitely on the autism spectrum - though her step-father, Don, can barely bring himself to admit it - and caring for him has forced Lily to become as much mother as sister. All Lily wants is for her step-father to acknowledge that Adam has a real issue, that they need to find some kind of program that can help him. Then maybe she can have a life of her own.

Adam's always loved dolphins, so when Don, an oncologist, hears about a young dolphin with cancer, he offers to help. He brings Lily and Adam along, and Adam and the dolphin - Nori - bond instantly.

But though Lily sees how much Adam loves Nori, she also sees that the dolphin shouldn't spend the rest of her life in captivity, away from her family. Can Adam find real help somewhere else? And can Lily help Nori regain her freedom without betraying her family?

Award-winning author GINNY RORBY holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Miami and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Her books include Hurt Go Happy, a Schneider Family Book Award winner, The Outside of a Horse, and Dolphin Sky. Rorby is also co-director of the Mendocino Coast Wri...
Title:How to Speak DolphinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.57 × 5.27 × 0.64 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054567607X

ISBN - 13:9780545676076


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read This was a good book that defends animal rights. My daughter enjoyed the story.
Date published: 2018-03-06

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Dolphin Sky:" Readers will dive right into this affecting first novel . . . Believable characters, convincingly portrayed relationships, a deeply moving plot and a wealth of intimate details . . . combine to make this debut a real winner." -Publishers Weekly, starred review" [A] distinctive voice and well-developed characterization, a beautifully-evoked setting, and an emotionally satisfying conclusion." -Kirkus " The characters are sensitively drawn . . . the issue of animal rights is provocatively and emotionally discussed." -School Library Journal