During a Sunday school picnic Robbie, wheelchair-bound and lonely, meets a returned soldier named Alan. Robbie, who tires of watching the other children play, follows Alan to where he is fishing on the nearby jetty. When Robbie wheels himself to the end of the jetty, he experiences a little dolphin magic: his cap is blown from his head and then thrown back to him by a passing dolphin. The event is so amazing that Robbie cannot convince Alan that it happened at all. Though Robbie returns to watch the Sunday school cricket match he is determined to get back to the jetty. Despite the worsening weather, Robbie makes his way back to the empty jetty and spots the dolphin again. Robbie soon realizes that the dolphin is asking him for help: she has a calf that is trapped and drowning beneath the jetty. Robbie enters the water to rescue the dolphin and truly discovers his own strength.
Used availability for Justin D'Ath's Robbie and the Dolphins
May 2006 : Australia Paperback