Based on an old Greek legend, this is the story of a boy in Corinth who plays his lute and sings for the dolphins. Sailing home from Syracuse with the gold he has won at a musical fair, Arion is attacked by the seamen who would kill him for gold. But he is granted one last song, and when it is over he leaps overboard, to be borne home by the dolphin friends his singing has attracted. An appealing tale, though Anderson's telling is a bit flat, and sometimes so spare it's choppy. Adams' muted watercolors, though undramatic, prettily project the setting and reflect the mood.