Thursday, October 1, 2009

Book Giveaway!!!! More Information on Winter's Tail

This month we're giving away a Winter's Tail prize pack to one lucky reader who posts in the comments on posts made between September 28th and October 18th, 2009.

We'll each post our review on either Monday, October 5th or October 12th.

But, for the time being, we'll leave you with the official description of Winter's Tail:

"Winter is a dolphin. Just over two years ago, when she was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged. Winter was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine animal hospital. It wasn't clear that she would survive. She did, but eventually the tail fell off and Winter compensated by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin which was seriously damaging her spine.

But for the last year, Winter has been learning how to use a prosthetic tail. The idea came from a company that makes prosthetics for humans. It was very challenging but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. The word has gotten out about Winter. Visitors are traveling in droves to Clearwater to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. The tale doesn't end there. The special technology used for Winter's prosthetic tail is being used to develop prosthetics for Iraq war veterans who have especially sensitive injuries."

So, Check back here next Monday (or sooner!) to read more about Winter's tail:  How one dolphin learned to swim again or check Scholastic's website here.


  1. I heard about this dolphin! Or at least I'm pretty sure I have. I read an article about a dolphin using a prosteic fin.

  2. aww, my daughter would love Winter, she's fascinated with dolphins.

  3. The more I hear about this story, the more I want to have my kids read this. They would be fascinated with this story!



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