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MARCH 27, 2010
Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Julianna Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

A baby dolphin has caught her tail in a crab net.  A local fisherman helps to free the dolphin from the net. The fisherman calls the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The dolphin is transported to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Here, she can be rehabilitated.  This is a tale of a tail. It is the true story of Winter, who was rescued and was given a prosthetic tail.  With this new tail, Winter can swim up and down the way a dolphin is supposed to swim.  Without this tail, she swam from side to side, which was damaging her spine.  Winter has inspired many people, including those who need prosthetics.  

This tender story of Winter, accompanied by photographs of her recovery, will be sure to amaze the reader. This story is brought to us by the same team that wrote about Owen & Mzee. Written at an upper grade level (gr. 5-7), this story is also a good read-aloud for the primary grades. This book is recommended for those who enjoy a heart-warming story.  

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