Really Natural Books: The Girl Who Rode Dolphins
You can't choose a better title than The Girl Who Rode Dolphins to appeal to my daughter! The Girl Who Rode Dolphins by Michael J. Gans is:
A novel of epic adventure, treacherous risk, and resolute hope.
WITHIN A POVERTY-STRICKEN LAND WHERE DEATH AND MISERY RUN UNCHECKED...
He has come to fulfill a solemn promise made to a comrade-in-arms killed in the mountains of Tora Bora. He is the consummate warrior, bold and courageous, daring to the point of recklessness. But fate intercedes, and Jake Javolyn finds himself the protector of the most incredible life forms the Earth has ever produced...
IN A HIDDEN COVE TEEMING WITH LIFE, FANTASTIC RICHES ABOUND BENEATH CALM WATERS...
A beautiful girl and her Haitian mentor are not prepared for the violence and greed about to overtake them.
This book won the 2009 Green Book Festival's Science Fiction Genre Award
. The Green Book Festival "honors books that contribute to greater understanding, respect and positive action on the changing worldwide environment". The book includes many modern issues, such as global warming and terrorism, while entertaining readers. The introduction gives background into the story's setting of Haiti, "currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, a Carribbean nation beleaguered by economic strife, dismal squalor, and political instability, a land of defoliation and ecological ruin." Gans writing style is easy to read and has received rave reviews.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at September 16, 2009 1:45 AM