Florida's Famous Animals: True Stories of Sunset Sam the Dolphin, Snooty the Manatee, Big Guy the Panther, and Others

Florida's Famous Animals: True Stories of Sunset Sam the Dolphin, Snooty the Manatee, Big Guy the Panther, and Others

by Jan Annino

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Overview

Amazing, heartwarming and true animal stories – with photos!For animal lovers all over the planet, here is an easy-to-read collection of real-life rescues, rehabilitations, and adoptions from a state renowned for its wildlife. Read about the bottle-nosed dolphin who paints pictures on canvas, the 205-pound baby elephant who needed a name, and the hippopotamus who was adopted by an entire town. Fun for the whole family.Jan Annino Godown is the author of several books about Florida, and lives in Tallahassee.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762741366
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/12/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 478,073
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jan Annino Godown tutors college students, writes a column on children's literature, and is working towards an MFA degree in children's literature.

Read an Excerpt

Chessie Cold-water creature It was the summer of 1995. All along the coast of New England children raced into the water and splashed back out, yelling that it was just too cold. Then they plunged in again because it was summer.A native Florida swimmer, the size of a small rowboat, also tested the same shoreline waters that August. This amazing warm-water mammal, looking like a walrus without tusks or a giant swimming potato, was a West Indian manatee. It lived in Florida. But this manatee seemed to want to get as far away from home as it could. And it had swum steadily north all the way from Florida about 1,500 miles, to Rhode Island.Something in the Rhode Island waters must have finally given the manatee a shiver. At a coastal region called Point Judith, known for its lighthouse beacon, the manatee turned around to begin the long swim home. Some time between Sept. 23 when it was near Virginia, and Nov. 16 when it was seen near Jacksonville, it had arrived back in Florida. And so this manatee known as Chessie officially entered the history books as the longest-traveled manatee in the world'some 3,000 miles up and back.

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