The Music of Dolphins
Item Number: 4558
- Package Weight: about 2.1 pounds.
Product DescriptionAfter a plane crash off the coast of Cuba, a four-year-old survives, nurtured by dolphins. At adolescence, the girl is "rescued" by the Coast Guard and turned over to a scientist who has a government grant to study the part language acquisition plays in socialization. Mila, the otherworldly "dolphin girl", is enthusiastic to please, learning to speak words and write her thoughts on a computer, but gradually she comes to realize that she's a prisoner "in the net of humans". She begins to lose ground, regressing physically, begging to be returned to the sea.
For ages 9 to 12.
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(From the Middle-School Animal Stories shelf.)