Dolphin SOS

Dolphin SOS

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Julie Flett
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: October 2014
Illustrator: Julie Flett
ISBN: 9781896580760

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About the Book

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, some young boys take matters into their own hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

Praise for Dolphin SOS:

“A beautiful book . . . everything about this book is done with elegant simplicity. . . Flett’s artwork is exquisite, using mainly black and white to portray the landscape with a bit of colour.” — Resource Links

“Dolphin SOS is a beautiful narrative which is based on a true event . . . a charming story of dolphin rescue [that] introduces children to modern superheroes.” — CM Magazine

“This is definitely a book I will read to the students this year . . . The illustrations by Vancouver-based artist Julie Flett are crisp and elegant.” — Sommer Reading | A Blog About Books


Winner of 2015 BC Book Prize – the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Book Award

A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book of 2015

A Bank Street College Best Book of 2014

Finalist for the Surrey (BC) Schools’ Best Book of 2015

Finalist for the CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award of 2015

Finalist for the Maralyn Bailie Award for Best Picture Book in Canada 2015

A 2015 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) Book of Note

About the Authors:

Roy Miki is a Vancouver writer, poet and editor. He is a recipient of the ’s Award, and is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

Slavia Miki was an early childhood educator in Vancouver.

About the Illustrators:

Julie Flett is a celebrated illustrator of numerous children’s books. She is a two-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize (BC Book Prize), as well
as a two-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award. Of Cree-Métis heritage, she lives in Vancouver, BC.



About the Author
Roy & Slavia Miki

Roy Miki's book of poetry, Surrender, won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Member of the Order of British Columbia.
Slavia Miki is a life coach and studied feng shui under the late Henry Dorst. She earned her teacher’s licence in ikebana while living in Tokyo.

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She is an artist and illustrator and has exhibited widely in Japan and Canada. Her work has garnered much critical acclaim. She has lived in Vancouver for many years.