Winter the dolphin was found struggling in a line of crab traps. Found and rescued, she was badly injured, and though she would live, her tail eventually fell off from her injuries. How would she manage to swim? This inspirational, true-life story will inspire young students with her adaptation to her disability both without her tail, and once a prosthetic was made for her! 40 pages, softcover.
The story that inspired the new MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
When Winter was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged, and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter survived, but eventually her tail fell off. Then Winter received a prosthetic tail. It was very challenging but now Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. And now Winter's story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr.!
Craig Hatkoff is the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. Both Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship are New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Manhattan.
Isabella Hatkoff is the co-author of bestselling Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship with her father, Craig Hatkoff, and ecologist Dr. Paula Kahumbu. Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship was published in the spring of 2006 and became an international phenomonen. She lives in Manhattan with her family
Praise for Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again
Readers will be most drawn to Winter's resilience and the dedication and ingenuity of those helping her.” Publishers Weekly
The story offers an important message of hope, friendship and universal acceptance.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review