Ten-year-old Kat has a terrible fear of swimming. She’s tried everything, but to no avail: The feeling of water closing over her head sends her into a panic every time. So when her parents plan a summer vacation to an island, Kat is understandably less than thrilled. Yet the moment she arrives on the beach, she senses there is something very unusual about this place. When she finds a strange whistle floating in the surf, she knows her instinct is right: From that moment on, she can understand the island’s animals when they speak. And what they have to say is extraordinary.…
A dolphin known as the Water Knight tells Kat that, long ago, a horrible curse was cast upon the island by a villainous toad. Only a child can break the spell and only during a special full moon that shines once every 40 years. Just such a night is rapidly approaching, and it’s up to Kat to free the island from the curse. But doing so means confronting her phobia of water. Can she face down the evil toad in her deep ocean lair to save her new friends? Or will her fear of swimming overwhelm her once again?
Packed with adventure and suspense, this story about a plucky girl conquering her greatest fear makes for a rousing - and heartwarming - listen.
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