A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

101. Dolphin Treasure

Dolphin Treasure by Wayne Grover
Second book in the Dolphin Trilogy

Pages: 65
Finished: June 1, 2008
First Published: 1996
Genre: children, nonfiction
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: Next in the series

First sentence:

I scanned the water in all directions, looking for my dolphin friend.

Comments: Ever since Wayne Grover rescued a baby dolphin, he has been visited by the dolphin family when he hunts for treasure off the coast of Florida. Several years have now gone by and he and his diving buddies are looking for treasure from a particular Spanish ship that sank in the early 1700s. They have been getting closer and closer to their goal when they find a gold chain. It is stuck in the sand though and they don't have time to work on getting it out as they are running out of air. The weather has turned bad and a treacherous storm is approaching, Wayne feels all he needs is five minutes to get the chain so back under he goes. The storm comes up fast and the boat's anchor line snaps setting it off to fight the storm with Wayne left behind.

Wayne spends about 18 hours in the ocean. Things get worse and worse for him and his peril is nerve wrecking. When he feels he is at the utmost end of his energy, his dolphin friends come and to the rescue. It is an awesome rescue that just endears one forever to all dolphins. Great book, with heart-pounding excitement, for kids 7-9.

1 comment:

  1. I meant to tell you that my 9yo read the first one in this series and really enjoyed it! It made her go on to do some research about dolphins to find out more about them. Thanks for the recommendation!