Dolphin Tale is the heart-warming, true story of Winter, a dolphin who gets caught in a crab trap and is rescued by the Clearwater Marine Hospital. The team finds so much dead tissue in her caught tail that it has to be amputated. When I read the book, I wanted to cry and laugh at the same time! I think that any of you who make an attempt to read it will love it no matter what age you are, but it’s probably a good reading level for 2nd to 4th graders.
I especially love this book because dolphins are my favorite animal, and I love true stories that I know actually happened. I would also recommend it for girls or boys who maybe their life is a total failure and need some cheering up by Winter like Sawyer did when he failed all his classes and had to go to summer school.
There is also a really great movie that’s out on DVD now and after you read the book, you can watch the movie. (If you hate reading books, don’t you dare watch the movie before you read the book!)
Be sure to check out Seewinter.com to see the real Winter in action.
Let’s imagine that we lived in Michigan in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. What would it be like? Well if you’d like to find out, join Mabel O’Dell and her friend Sarah Jane Clark in the adventures of their lives, as described in the Grandma’s Attic Series by Arleta Richardson.
The Grandma’s Attic Series is based on the true story of the author’s grandmother’s life as a young girl as she grows up on the Michigan frontier. Even if The O’Dells and the Clarks are only simple farmers and live in a rural area, Sarah Jane and Mabel always find ways to have fun and get into trouble! I just finished this series for the 2nd time in my life. My mom read them to me before I could ever read chapter books and then I recently decided to read them again on my own. Another great thing about these books is they are Christian –based and the characters talk a lot about God.
My favorite character in the books is probably Sarah Jane because when Mabel is troubled about something, Sarah Jane is always there to help and confide in, no matter how old they are. I also think that it’s cool that they grew up in Michigan, which is where I’m growing up. One thing I would like to warn you about is that these books are out of print nowadays, which means you won’t be able to find them in your local bookstore, though you can find them used on Amazon or Ebay. I would be happy to loan you my copies if you live close by.
This series would be great for girls that are interested in historical fiction that are 8 years old and up.
Books in this Series
- In Grandma’s Attic
- More Stories from Grandma’s Attic
- Still more Stories from Grandma’s Attic
- Treasures from Grandma
- Away from Home
- A School of Her Own
- Nineteen and Wedding Bells Ahead
- At Home in North Branch
- New Faces, New Friends
- Stories From The Growing Years
Welcome to Bella’s Book Buzz Blog! (Try to say that 10 times fast) This is a blog to help young girls find books that you know you will be interested in. I know sometimes I have a hard time finding good books to read and then someone comes along and tells me about a book they read and thought I might like! I will try to update once a week but sometimes I might forget or something and it will take a little longer. So I hope you enjoy the entries I put on this blog and find some really good books to read!