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Rorby, Ginny
New York : Putnam, 1996.
IL 5-8 RL 6.0
ISBN 0399229051
It's 1968 and Buddy is turning 12 years old. Her classmates all call her dummy and Dumb Buddy. She wakes up excited about her birthday. She wants to believe that her whole world will change today. Hopefully for the better. Her father has promised to take her to see the dolphins. This time, she'll be close enough to touch them. They visit a second rate dolphin park where the dolphins are kept in an overcrowded tank and seem to be mistreated. Buddy feels an immediate affection for the dolphins she sees that day. She relates to their mistreatment. She wants to return and she and her grandfather keep visiting them in secret. As Buddy learns more about the dolphins, she becomes determined to set them free. But how can she help them when she can't even help herself. When she is finally diagnosed with dyslexia she begins to feel more and more confident about her abilities. Will her newfound courage and self confidence allow her to help the captive dolphins? Find out in DOLPHIN SKY.
SUBJECTS:     Dolphins -- Fiction
                        Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction
                        Dyslexia -- Fiction
                        Everyglades (Fla.) -- Fiction


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