Hope for Winter: The True Story of A Remarkable Dolphin Friendship

hopeforwinterBy David Yates, Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, and Isabella Hatkoff


This is a true story of a dolphin rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium team. Winter is a now world-famous dolphin that learned to swim again with a prosthetic tail. Her story does not end there though. Five years after Winter was rescued, this Clearwater team found another injured dolphin and rescued her. This little dolphin was orphaned by her mother and was struggling to survive. They named her Hope. This book is about her survival and also about Winter. Winter needed a new companion because her companion, Panama, had died. Could this new dolphin survive and become Winter’s new companion? This is their story. RL for this book is 5.8. I feel as though younger children can also understand this story. The book has many actual pictures of Winter, Panama, and Hope. There is a section at the back of the book that has “Amazing similarities between Winter and Hope” and, also, a section of “Dolphin Facts.”

Review by Carmen Southern, Pioneer Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Lower Grades

Hope for Winter: The True Story of A Remarkable Dolphin Friendship
By David Yates, Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, and Isabella Hatkoff
Scholastic Inc.
40 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2014
ISBN: 9780545686693 (paperback)

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