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Dolphin sky

Rorby, Ginny

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ISBN 10: 0399229051 / ISBN 13: 9780399229053
Published by Putnam's Sons, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in color illus DJ; 246 p. : map ; 22 cm. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author in yer of publication. Plot summary: "Buddy, whose dyslexia makes things difficult for her both at home and at school, hopes to rescue the dolphins that are being held captive and mistreated at a swamp farm near her home in the Everglades." // Captive dolphins -- Florida -- Juvenile fiction. Dyslexic children -- Juvenile fiction. Everglades (Fla.) -- Juvenile fiction. Captive dolphins -- Fiction. Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction. Dyslexia -- Fiction. Everglades (Fla.) -- Fiction. Fine in Fine DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 12360

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Title: Dolphin sky

Publisher: Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition, first printing (stated).

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Unable to change her father's perceptions that she is slow and worthless, a dyslexic Buddy Martin forms a bond with two dolphins who are trapped at an unhealthy aquarium and hopes to open the door to her own escape by setting them free.

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Young Adult novelist, Ginny Rorby, is the author of Dolphin Sky, (Putnam, '96) Hurt Go Happy, (Tor Books, '06) The Outside of a Horse, (Dial Books, '10) and Lost in the River of Grass, (Lerner Books, March '11) Dolphin Sky was nominated for the Keystone Reading Award. Hurt Go Happy was a Junior Library Guild, a Scholastic Book Fair selection, has been nominated for reading awards in six states and won the ALA's 2008 Schneider Family Book award. The Outside of a Horse is a Scholastic Book Fair selection, and Lost in the River of Grass is a Junior Library Guild selection, a Scholastic Book Fair selection, and has just been nominated for the Sunshine State Reading award.
Ginny was raised in Winter Park, Florida, and lived in Miami during her career as a Pan American flight attendant. She holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Miami, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Her goal, after wrapping up her flying career and her graduate studies, was to move someplace where she would never be hot again. She now lives on the chilly coast of northern California with her thirty-year-old parrot and way too many cats. Ginny is director emeritus of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and continues her involvement with this 23 year-old institution. She served as President of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society for seven years, was on the board of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, is past president of the Point Cabrillo Lightkeeper's Association, and continues to serve on the PCLK board of directors. 

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