A thrilling journey into the spiritual, scientific and sometimes threatened world of dolphins. Based on Susan Casey's bestselling adult work Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins, this young readers adaptation, which includes an 8-page photo insert, explores the extraordinary world of dolphins in an interesting and accessible format that engages as well as entertains.
Inspired by an encounter with a pod of spinner dolphins off the coast of Maui, author Susan Casey embarked on a two-year global adventure to study these remarkable beings. Casey details the extraordinary connection between dolphins and humans, including shared characteristics such as capacity for emotion, playfulness, sociability, and intelligence, the sophisticated navigation ability innate in dolphins, and the dangers they face from people who aim to profit by putting them in captivity or far worse. Includes an 8-page photo insert that offers a glimpse of these magical creatures in their natural habitat.
About the Author
Susan Casey is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks and is the editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a National Magazine Award–winning journalist whose work has been featured in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside, National Geographic, and the Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Magazine Writing anthologies. Casey lives in New York City and Maui.
"For dolphin-lovers and aspiring marine biologists . . . a fascinating look into a rarely seen world, and a glimpse of cultural differences around the world." —Booklist
"A compelling and eye-opening story of the interconnected worlds of humans and dolphins . . . full of engaging detail and vivid language." —Kirkus
"Dolphins lovers will find the information compelling. Hand this adaptation to budding activists and middle-grade animal lovers." —VOYA