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Grades K - 3Grade 5n/a4.1860
Based on the heartwarming 3-D movie premiering September 16, 2011!

When a dolphin named Winter loses her tail in a crab trap, it’s up to a young boy named Sawyer and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium to help her survive against the odds. Sawyer is quiet at first, but his special connection with Winter soon brings him out of his shell. One day, after visiting his cousin at an army hospital, Sawyer gets an idea to have a doctor there make Winter a prosthetic tail. This proposal inspires the staff at the aquarium and fills Sawyer with the hope that Winter may one day swim again.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published on August 1, 2011 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545348420
ISBN-13: 9780545348423
19 Book Reviews
  • tiny_stardust
    tiny_stardustalmost 2 years55 stars
    Dolphins, unusual Friends, what more could I ask for possibly?
    • abbyabby132
      abbyabby132almost 6 years
      It made me emotional a little bit but it was a great story of a Dolphin Tale
      • ready4anything
        ready4anythingalmost 6 years55 stars
        I love this book, even though it was really short.
        • shouty46almost 7 years
          i love the book and the movie i read it 30 times and watched it 100 times
          • achhu
            achhuabout 8 years
            • softballgirl4
              softballgirl4over 8 years55 stars
              this book is good so far I but I would give it 5 stars
              • yannit
                yannitover 9 years55 stars
                Dolphin Tale is a really good book and if you hear people talk about it listen. It is fantastic! Be careful when you read the book. You might get alittle sad because Winter lost her tail but a doctor made a special tail just for Winter and now she is living peacfully in florida!
                • tracy45698
                  tracy45698almost 10 years55 stars
                  I started this book and them I was crazy glued to it. It was based on the movie dolphin tale. It is about a boy sawyer who is the only one who can get the dolphin winter who has a broken tale because it got stuck in a crabs trap to eat. Sawyer saved her by being the first one to find her and then he called animal rescue hospital. And then at the hospital they made like 10 prosthetic tale but winter didn't like any of them. finally at the see winter festival they made her the right tale!!! winter is actually a real dolphin living Florida. You can get an account at To find out more about this book read it and find out. I highly recommend you to read this book. It appears that it suits both boys and girls. you can buy it at chapters or scholastic.
                  • sweatybird12
                    sweatybird12about 10 years33 stars
                    it was a ok book to m but i got an 100% on the test
                    • vanessa4th
                      vanessa4thabout 10 years
                      I really want to read this!:)