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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 8V3.419477
After falling from a refugee craft at the age of four, Mila spends eight years as a wild child of the sea between Cuba and Florida, and when she is rescued, she must learn to communicate once again with humans.
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published on September 1, 1996 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0590897977
ISBN-13: 9780590897976
10 Book Reviews
  • magicalmythical
    magicalmythicalover 2 years55 stars
    I loved this book! I hope people get to read this book because this will amaze you and mysterious you!
    • Dash almost 3 years
      This book is amazing I am 13 years old and to me this book show the world from a different perspective
      • ylan
        ylanover 8 years44 stars
        The fact that Mila was originally a "wild child" was really interesting. I really liked the part when she was eventually sent back to the sea. But, the whole dolphin idea got a little repetitive later in the story. Also, the text was big in some parts.
        • tonyover 8 years
          it is boring
          • zebrapeace1103
            zebrapeace1103over 8 years
            It was so thrilling!
            • gap430
              gap430almost 9 years44 stars
              amazing book
              • gap430
                gap430almost 9 years44 stars
                "I was in the ocean, in the music of dolphins, all the sweet sounds around me, until I was caught on shore. I was so called, rescued by a nice lady who I call, Dr. Beck. She taught me so much. How to read, speak, and remember everything. I got the hang of it after a while, and I was really happy. There was another girl named Shay who was just not that smart. I tried to play with her. She just barely heard anything. She decided to take me to a pool one day. She has a kid named Justin, who hates me. I had such a fun time, and Dr. Beck was sooooo mad!!! When ever I hear the sound of dolphins, I get so excited. I got to play a recorder, and I did really well. I swam in the lake next to the house, and woke up in the hospital. I did not feel good. After a while, Dr. Beck decided to set me free. I said goodbye. They said goodbye. I saw the dolphins, and swam off."
                • gap430
                  gap430almost 9 years44 starsFeatured
                  It was a very clever book. I like it because a girl was in danger since she was living with dolphins in the water and she doesn't want to come out. Someone saves her and teaches her how to speak. She explores everything she can. At the end, she goes back with the dolphins.
                  • scott4k
                    Ms. Kolodziejover 10 years
                    I LOVED this book! The main character was raised by dolphins. She is discovered by a team of oceanographers who want to help her adapt to life among people. Do you think she will learn human behavior or return to the sea?
                    • gap430
                      gap430almost 9 years44 stars
                      both happened. She went back to the sea. And she understood humans.

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