DOLPHIN SONG by Lauren St John

DOLPHIN SONG

Age Range: 8 - 12
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Six months after the action of last year’s The White Giraffe, Martine has pretty much settled in with her grandmother at her South Africa game reserve. But events soon conspire to unseat her newfound ease: A multi-day school cruise will both take her away from Jemmy, her giraffe friend, and force her to swim, something she’s deathly afraid of. Moreover, the cave paintings that eerily foretold her previous adventures now depict a lone swimmer surrounded by dolphins—and sharks. In short order, Martine, her friend Ben and some of her most poisonous antagonists from school find themselves marooned on a deserted island, cast overboard during a storm and miraculously rescued by dolphins. How will they survive? Why do the dolphins suddenly beach themselves? And who are the shady men whose boat prowls the offshore waters? As in the earlier book, the quick pace, the dynamics among the kids and the undeniable appeal of Martine’s mystical attachment to animals keep the pages turning, regardless of plot contrivances. Animal-loving readers will enjoy this mild middle-grade thriller. (Fiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8037-3214-8
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Dial
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2008




MORE BY LAUREN ST JOHN

ChildrenKAT WOLFE TAKES THE CASE by Lauren St John
by Lauren St John
ChildrenKAT WOLFE INVESTIGATES by Lauren St John
by Lauren St John
ChildrenTHE ELEPHANT’S TALE by Lauren St John
by Lauren St John

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenA DOLPHIN NAMED STAR by Emma Carlson Berne
by Emma Carlson Berne
IndieA WORLD ON THE ISLAND'S EDGE by Matthew Rudd Reynolds
by Matthew Rudd Reynolds
ChildrenTHE SWARM DESCENDS by Jacob Grey
by Jacob Grey