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Dolphin Treasure (Harper Trophy Books) Paperback – June 5, 2001

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Grade 3-5?Another story based on the author's life with Baby, the dolphin he saved in Dolphin Adventure (Greenwillow, 1990). This time it's the man's life that's on the line as a storm leaves him stranded off the coast of Florida during a dive for sunken treasure. Baby is now full grown, and Grover's relationship with him is extraordinary but not unprecedented (remember Flipper?). One thing after another goes wrong, until Grover realizes how much he has risked for gold and jewels. A terrifying night at sea follows; panic, hypothermia, exhaustion, and finally sharks threaten to put an end to his life. In a dramatic, emotional climax, Baby and his family arrive on the tails of hungry sharks and rescue their human friend. While the timing might stretch credibility, this tale is one that will thrill youngsters who enjoy reading about treasure hunts as much as those who love animal stories. The author's concern and respect for both dolphins and men who have made the sea their lives is apparent in both his narrative and in Fowler's soft black-and-white illustrations. A must for those who met Baby in the first book, and a treat for anyone looking for a fast and fascinating read.?Susan Oliver, Hillsborough County Science Library at MOSI, Tampa, FL
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Gr. 3^-5. Drawing on his experiences with deep-sea diving, marine life, and historic shipwrecks, Grover spins a compelling first-person fictional adventure at sea. Wayne and two other veteran divers ignore the threatening wintry weather and the ominous absence of the dolphin family that customarily accompanies their attempts to recover treasure from a sunken Spanish galleon they have at long last discovered. Letting his excitement over their find of jewels override his good sense, Wayne finds himself separated from his boat in a storm-tossed sea amid hungry sharks. The realistic details intensify the drama as Baby, the dolphin whose rescue is chronicled in Grover's nonfiction account Dolphin Adventure (1990), comes to his rescue. Ellen Mandel --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Harper Trophy Books
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 Reprint edition (June 5, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038073253X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380732531
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #521,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By homeschool mom on September 1, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My seven year old really enjoyed listening to this book. Although there are not many pictures, the story itself was enough to hold their interest.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have read the first two books in this series. I am a homeschooled eight year old. It was easy for me to read. At first it wasn't that exciting, but then it became a good adventure. This story was about Wayne Grover and a dolphin named Baby and their search for treasure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Orca girl on August 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
One of three books by Wayne Grover. Great story and adventure for young readers. Story moves quickly but still paints a great adventure. Exciting and touches the heart to anyone who loves animals, wildlife, and especially dolphins.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mompraying4u on January 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
Wayne Grover has written a great series about his true life adventures with a loving family of dolphines. Any young girl or boy would fine them a delight to read.
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By Chrish574 on January 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a very exciting story for every dolphin lover! A real page turner. My daughter (age 5) absolutely loved listening to it, and so did I. We also enjoyed Wayne's first Dolphin book "Dolphin Adventure: A True Story"
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By K. J. Morrison on August 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read these dolphin books by Wayne Grover to my 6 year old son, he is a big fan of all aquatic animals and looks forward to these stories. As a adult I find them interesting and enjoy reading them to him.
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