Following the unfortunate death of his parents, young Toby Matthias finds himself living a carefree life on Piper Cay, an Out Island in the Bahamas, at his grandparents' inn. Isolated from children his own age, Toby develops a deep and lasting friendship with an unlikely companion: a bottlenose dolphin.
A heartwarming tale, The Boy and the Dolphin follows the tropical adventures of Toby and Phinney as they make sense of life in the mid-50s. When Toby is sent to complete his education in the States and Phinney immerses herself more deeply in her dolphin culture, the best friends experience ever-increasing separations. But even while Toby serves his country in the skies over Vietnam, the boy and the dolphin share an unbreakable, decade-long bond.
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Well written book about a very uncommon friendship
This book is so well written you will feel completely immersed into it! I listened to the audiobook version and would highly recommend.
"The Boy & the Dolphin" is a unique story about Toby and a bottlenose dolphin named Phinney. These uncommon friends endure many trials and tribulations during the 1950's, including the Vietnam war.
This book can be enjoyed by a wide variety of ages and even my husband who normally never reads or finishes a book!
- Nicole Klein
This was a great book to listen to. The narrator was great and kept the author's scientific information interesting. Not only was I pleased with the production (the narrator's voice and delivery) but the descriptions of the source material were extremely informative while still holding my attention. The plot might have been a bit simplistic, but the flow of the book lent itself to being a valid, lifelike story. It felt realistic.
Definitely would suggest as a read for animal lovers, and those who want a good conservation story.
I haven't read other conservation books like this one.
He does well on being both a fictional and scientific narrator.
- Ellie P.