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Dolphin Boy

(2004)
A Picture Book by

 
 

A boy embarks on a magical relationship with a dolphin that benefits and restores vibrancy to a hard-up village. Who wouldn?t want a dolphin for a friend? Jim lives in a fishing village ? but no-one goes fishing any more as all the fish have gone. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand. He runs to get help, and everyone works together to return the dolphin to the water. Afterwards, the dolphin stays in the harbour, playing with the swimmers ? and he even carries Jim on his back! Then the dolphin disappears, and everyone is so sad that they take out a boat to see if they can see him. Suddenly the sea is boiling with dolphins leaping out of the sea! They have come to stay ? and the village comes to life with tourists ? and money, and mended boats, and dolphins! A spellbinding Cornish story by Michael Morpurgo, the current Children?s Laureate and a prize-winning children?s author. His stories are often illustrated by Michael Foreman, twice the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, whose exquisite paintings of Cornish life can also be seen in picture books such as Saving Sinbad, Jack?s Big Race and The Sandhorse.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dolphin Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-84270-320-X / 978-1-84270-320-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dolphin Boy: 15th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-78344-750-8 / 978-1-78344-750-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dolphin Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-84270-448-6 / 978-1-84270-448-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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Audio Editions

May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dolphin Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dolphin Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Andersen Digital
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