Friday, October 12, 2012

One White Dolphin by Gil Lewis

Katy loves the ocean and her family's sailboat but she hates Jake and his father who are trying to ruin the reef near their town.  Jake won't stop teasing Katy about her mother who has gone missing and her father who is out of work.  When Felix arrives at school his friendship with Katy causes Jake to pick on her even more since Felix is disabled, even though Felix is one of the fastest sailors anyone has ever seen.  While visiting the beach one day Katy finds a beached white baby dolphin.  She manages to keep it alive until help comes and then convinces the rescue team to move the baby to a small lagoon to recover.  But the dolphin's mother has to stick around to take care of the baby once it is released and the dredging being done by Jake's father is scaring off all sorts of wildlife.  There's a lot going on in this book and I expected it to move me more.