The Music of Dolphins

The Music of Dolphins

Book - 1996
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Using sophisticated computer technology, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been raised by dolphins, records her thoughts about her reintroduction to the human world.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780590897976
Branch Call Number: J/HESS
Characteristics: 181p. 22cm.


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Apr 30, 2019

This is the first chapter book my daughter reread because she was fascinated by the character and the style of the story. Then she asked me to read it. She’s a second grader.

It would be a wonderful read aloud or small group discussion for 2-4 grades.

orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

A really wonderful and touching story about a girl raised by dolphins and how she returned to the dolphins. I really love dolphins they are my most favorite of all mammals and I would love to be a marine biologists just to be around dolphins everyday for the rest of my life.

tulinelcin May 07, 2014

One of the most adventureous stories I have ever read

Mar 04, 2013

Best book ever!

Aug 25, 2012

I think you shouldnt read this book at the start the same sentence repeats over and over again.

Mar 27, 2010

I like this book, and I read it about 2 years ago. I decided to read it to my little sister, and she absolutely adored Mila and was heartbroken when Mila was unhappy. Karen Hesse wrote a very different story, perfect for anyone.


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orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 27, 2013

indigo_bird_105 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 6

Jun 01, 2010

DavidB thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

Milas life changed when she was taken from the dolphins she learned new things and new people. At first it was okay but then her heart was breaking because she loved being with the dolphins more than being with people.In the end she returned to the mammals she loved best Dolphins.

May 31, 2010

While on a routine surveillance flight a helicopter spots a young girl on an island. It turns out she was raised by a pod of dolphins after being lost at sea as a child. They name her "Mila" and bring her to an institute. There, they study her and try to teach her how to be "human". But while trying to help Mila, the researchers start to learn that you can take the dolphin-girl out of the water but the water lives in her soul.


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orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

The dolphin they live for today but I am human.To be human is to live for tomorrow.Why does tomorrow matter.What is important is now.

Jun 01, 2010

Sandy Says, When people don’t understand a thing, it frightens them. There are people who don’t know you. They do not understand a girl who live with dolphins. You are different, Mila, You look different, you sound different. But it isn’t the way you talk or walk. It isn’t just the way you look. Your thinking is different. Mila, you think like a dolphin. Sandy says, Humans see things only the human way. We look a the dolphin and we think it does not look human, it does not talk human, it does not act human. It must not be as good as human. Humans think that they are the best, that they know the only right way. I am confused. I know only this thing. I must have the door unlocked. Sandy says, someday the door will be unlocked. When I know the language, when I know the rules, when they unlock the door, I can run back to the warm sea. I can leave my human clothes on the beach. I can leave my human thought on the beach. I will go home.


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