Book Reviews of The Music Of Dolphins

The Music Of Dolphins
The Music Of Dolphins
Author: Karen Hesse
ISBN-13: 9780590897983
ISBN-10: 0590897985
Publication Date: 2/1/1998
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Really good YA novel by newbery medalist Karen Hesse.
Mila, a young girl has been raised by dolphins, then 'rescued' by humans who try to teach her the 'benefits' of human-style living. Milla, to the dismay of the researchers studying the rescued girl, would still prefer to live with her dolphin friends. Can Mila escape from her rescuers, who are angry at her ingratitude (and loath to lose a research subject) to return to her friends in the sea?
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Dazzling,haunting,and unforgettable.
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Good kids' book, but I enjoyed reading it as well, and I am in my thirties!
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Beautifully written book. Haunting.
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This was an interesting read. I thought Mila really made a nice effort to try to be human, she sounded like a nice girl.
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Really interesting and great way to narrate and loved the way it was printed.
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One of the best YA books I have ever read. Karen Hesse has a remarkable ability to see things from a young person's perspective, and present it in a unique way. She made me think about what it is to be "human" and "civilized". I read a lot of YA literature even though I'm in my 60"s. I think it's the Librarian wanna-be in me, and this was terrific. I highly recommend it for any age, but especially young people.
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With the discovery of feral children, this book forces you so see things from a very different perspective. It was a required book for Child Development course and I re-read it several times just for pleasure. Excellent book and good for teenage readers.
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Fascinating book. It is written as a diary of a girl who was raised by dolphins and the writing style and vocabulary change as she is taught by humans. Quick read, very interesting.
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SUCH a great book. I loved it as a kid!
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This was an interesting fictional story of a feral child raised by dolphins of all things. You can find true stories of feral children on Wikipedia. This one though less feasible was very philosophical. It really made you think about what is to be a human.
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A very nice book, very easy to read but interesting. I really liked it even thpugh I read it in less than a day.
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A sad commentary on forcing one's beliefs and ideas of "normal" on another. A bit too deep for my 10 year old who read it for her school's summer reading requirement.
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a girl who was found off of a island after being lost at sea as a baby. she is then raised by dolphins.
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Mila created 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...
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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