Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Craig HatkoffWinter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Craig Hatkoff

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

byCraig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff

Paperback | August 1, 2011

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The story that inspired the new major motion picture!

Now in paperback from #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Owen & Mzee

When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was just three months old, she was rescued from a crab trap off the east coast of Florida, her tail seriously damaged. She was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she was cared for by a special team around the clock. It wasn't clear that Winter would survive, but to everyone's amazement, she did.

Eventually, though, Winter's tail fell off, which caused her to compensate by swimming with a side-to-side motion like a fish instead of an up-anddown motion like a dolphin. Over time, it was apparent that she was seriously damaging her spine. Then something amazing happened. A team of experts from a renowned company that makes prosthetics for humans heard about Winter and decided to help. Now Winter is learning how to use a prosthetic tail, and her odds for living the normal life of a dolphin are looking great-Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command.

Winter is an inspiration to everyone, especially to children around the globe who face challenges themselves. With gorgeous photographs and an unbelievable story, Winter's Tail promises to delight.

Isabella Hatkoff and Craig Hatkoff-cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications-are the authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship. Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Juliana Hatkoff are also the authors of Kn...
Title:Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim AgainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.5 × 8.51 × 0.11 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545348307

ISBN - 13:9780545348300

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again"Readers will be most drawn to Winter's resilience and the dedication and ingenuity of those helping her." - Publishers WeeklyPraise for Leo the Snow Leopard: The True Story of an Amazing Rescue"[T]he graceful, accessible text and sharp, heart-melting photos will draw a wide audience, and the substantive back matter offers much more for kids interested in wildlife conservation."-BooklistPraise for Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World"Consider this well-written, well-documented title an essential addition to every collection." -School Library Journal