This story brings to light a global problem that is right under our noises, but almost invisible to our eyes. A dolphin pod-family has a very rare occurrence; twin sister calves are born. This is followed by another, even rarer occurrence, the birth of a malformed calf. Courage was born with a malformed back and tail. His birth brings first curiosity, but then ridicule, followed by bullying from others. He and his mother had to travel behind the pod, most often alone. But Courage overcomes his limitations and instead, turns them into an advantage. This is an entertaining story, where children become aware of a worsening global pollution problem, for which their generation will find solutions. The story addresses what bullying is, and what may happen as a result. It also shows how perceived limitations can become unique talents, allowing for a successful life. The story has one foot in a fanciful tale, but the other foot is firmly planted in the real world, with similar events happening in nature, in the wilds.
In The Mystery at Dolphin Cove you will encounter: One dolphin darling! Two bottlenoses breaching! Three dejected dolphins! Four wet kids! And lots of click and whistles! Avery, Ella, and Evan love dolphins! So when they get invited to see them up close and personal, they jump at the chance - just like their new dolphin pals Marco and Polo! But when dolphins start disappearing all along the coast, the kids are determined to find out what - or who - is the culprit! "We're got to save the dolphins!"æ Clever clues lead the kids on a wet and wild adventure full of science, high-tech gear, and LOTS of fun. Take a dive into this mystery, and you'll be hooked! Before they know it, the kids are mixed up in an adventurous mystery where clues require them to use their best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to find the answers! Can they solve the mystery before the rattlesnake strikes?! In this mystery, there are additional pages filled with STEM materials you can use to learn about and solve problems such as: 1. Labeled diagram of a Bottlenose dolphin 2. Impress your friends with you knowledge of dolphin facts 3. Learn about the math term probability 4. Explore 3D printing - "it's the next big thing" 5. Discover how dolphins communicate 6. Learn the etymology of dolphins 7. Discover how the sun warms the earth 8. Memorize the words in the glossary Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 167202 Lexile Measure: 660 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
In the midst of a pleasant cruise, Jayla, a freshman in college, is thrown overboard when the ship encounters a storm. She loses consciousness and wakes in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by strangers who explain that her ship sank, but she was brought to this place, an undersea domed world, by dolphins. Convinced shes at the mercy of crazy people, especially when they tell her she must remain in this new world for the rest of her life, she decides to bide her time while planning her escape. Jayla believes she has an ally in Ryan, the ships only other survivor, but he succumbs to a red-tide addiction, putting him into the enemy camp. She has no choice but to learn more about the other inhabitants of this home below the sea. She finds they are all survivors, or offspring of survivors, of plane crashes and shipwrecks. They salvage what they need from sunken ships and planes with the help of sea creatures, but not all the aquatic inhabitants are friends. Some are even deadly enemies of the dome dwellers. The domes undesirables, those who cant manage in a decent societyand Ryan soon proves to be one of theseare expelled to another area of the dome, a dingy slum. Jayla finds love and companionship from an unexpected speciesher dolcher Adev and a dome dweller, Arn. She discovers that life in the dome can be pleasant, but she still misses the life she knew. She decides to find a way to be able to live in both worlds with the help of Arn, who was born in the dome and knows no other life. The Dome Dweller Chronicles follow Jayla, Arn, Ryan, and a cast of underwater dome inhabitants as they launch into new adventures and find mysterious ocean floor domes around the globe.
Before the dawn of man . . . . . . there was a covenant between the land and the sea people - a covenant long forgotten by those who stayed on shore, but indelibly etched in the minds of others - the dolphins of Altair. Now the covenant had been broken. Dolphins were being wantonly sacrificed in the name of scientific research, their waters increasingly polluted, their number dangerously diminished. They had to find allies and strike back. Allies willing to sever their own earthly bonds for the sake of their sea brothers - willing, if necessary, to execute the destruction of the whole human race . . .