‘Winter’s Tail,’ a Picture Book About the Famous Dolphin With Prosthetic Tail Written by Bestselling Children’s Authors Craig Hatkoff and Daughters to be Released by Turtle Pond Publications, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Scholastic
“Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again” In Bookstores October 2009
“Winter’s Tail” is the official version of Winter’s story authorized by Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The book uses stunning photography that chronicles Winter’s dramatic rescue and the subsequent heroic efforts and dedication by doctors, CMA staff, engineers and scientists to help Winter by fitting her with a breakthrough prosthetic tail, designed to be flexible enough for movement and durable enough for swimming. Beyond all expectations, Winter has thrived at her home at CMA and has become an inspiration to the disabled and able-bodied alike. “Winter’s Tail” will deliver an important message of hope, friendship and universal acceptance.
“My daughters and I were mesmerized by Winter’s amazing story and wanted to share it not only as a source of inspiration for those who struggle with and overcome all kinds of disabilities, but also as a way to introduce a difficult topic to a wide range of young audiences in an accessible way that encourages discussion, compassion and understanding. The truly loveable Winter puts everyone at ease through her sheer resilience,” said
“We are thrilled that our Winter is the first U.S.-based subject of the Hatkoff’s collection of true animal stories from around the world,” said
“Winter’s story is an inspiration to children and adults around the world who face everyday challenges. This incredible tale of a ‘little dolphin that could’ will resonate with readers of all ages,” said
“Winter’s Tail” marks the fifth installment in the critically-acclaimed Turtle Pond Collection of non-fiction picture books about remarkable animals overcoming adversity, all published by Scholastic. The books by
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a
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