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Mila creates headlines around the world when she is rescued from an unpopulated island off the coast of Florida. Now a teenager, she has been raised by dolphins from the age of four.

Researchers teach Mila language and music. She learns, too, about rules and expectations, about locked doors and broken promises, disappointment and betrayal.

The more Mila finds out what it means to be human, the more deeply she longs for her ocean home.

©1998 Karen Hesse (P)2009 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"As moving as a sonnet, as eloquently structured as a bell curve." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A probing look at what makes us human, with an unforgettable protagonist." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Haunting and unforgettable." ( School Library Journal)

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  • 06-04-15

I have lived this story since I was young.

loved it always and I am glad to have bought this to listen to again.