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Dolphin SOS

by Slavia Miki & Roy Miki, illustrated by Julie Flett

tagged: marine life, survival stories
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list price: $17.95
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pages: 32
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publisher: Tradewind Books
Description

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an icecovered cove off the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, local children take matters into their owns hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

About the Authors

Slavia Miki co-wrote Dolphin SOS with her husband, Roy. She had a career in primary education in Vancouver schools before putting her hand to writing. She lives in Vancouver.

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Roy Miki is a poet, writer, and editor. He is the author of Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice and Surrender, which received the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Roy and Slavia Miki grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver in the late 1960s shortly after getting married.

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Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She won the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness. Julie is Cree and Métis and lives in Vancouver.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
  • Winner, BC Book Prize Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Book Award
  • Short-listed, Alcuin Award nominee
  • Runner-up, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Runner-up, Marilyn Bailey Award nominee
  • Commended, Surrey Schools' Book of the Year selection
  • Commended, Bank Street College Best Book
  • Commended, Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) for Children's Literature selection
Editorial Reviews

"A beautiful book...It is a story of compassion, endurance, and a special brief moment when humans and animals connect. Everything about this book is done with elegant simplicity...Flett’s art work is exquisite, using mainly black and white to portray the landscape with a bit of colour...Highly recommended for both school and public libraries...The story can be shared at story time and also with individual readers. It could be included in lesson plans concern ing marine wildlife and ocean stewardship."

— Resource Links

"We share Nicole’s concern, empathy with the dolphins, and satisfaction at the end. Flett presents flat patches of black and grays on white for the stark icy winter landscape, plus patterns on walls and clothing interspersed. Touches of other colors, such as the red of Aaron’s wet suit, stand out in contrast."

— Children's Literature

"A dramatic dolphin rescue tale told by a young eyewitness named Nicole...Based on an actual incident in Newfoundland in 2009, this life-and-death story will resonate with readers as much as it did with the western Canadian writers and illustrator who gave it a new life...Nicole’s storytelling is straightforward. The spare text is set in a sea of whites and grays, a stark reminder of this moving rescue’s chilly setting. Flett’s equally spare illustrations show stylized figures. Spots of color break up the black-and-white patterns in these digitally combined collages. Notes about white-beaked dolphins and the actual incident are appended. Distress gives way to relief in this you-are-there tale for young readers and listeners who enjoy real-life animal encounters."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Worded clearly and hauntingly, the drama that plays out in the water and in the hearts of the people will pull at heart strings. Striking, strong black, white, and gray-toned watercolor and collage art portrays the cold climate that the dolphins and rescuers endured. Little color is used except on Aaron, who stands out in his red survival suit. The happy ending will delight children after they witness how these animals were almost lost to the elements."

— School Library Journal