Friday, June 15, 2012
Free for All Friday: Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage by Nancy Stewart Giveaway
Time for another great giveaway. Today's prize comes from award-winning children's author, Nancy Stewart. You can read my review of Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage here.
All Katrina Simpkins longs to be is a normal girl. Because she must wear prosthesis as a leg, she feels anything but. When she meets and befriends Winter, the tailless dolphin, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, everything changes, including Katrina’s whole life.
When she saw the dolphin, Katrina put her hands to her mouth. “Winter,” she half-whispered, “I’m back.”
“Hey, Katrina,” the trainer called from the dolphin’s tank. “Get into a wet suit and come on in. Our girl’s waiting.”
“Okay,” she said, watching Winter watch her.
After changing into a wet suit, Katrina lowered herself into the tank and waited. The trainer said, “Here comes Winter. Wow! Does she know you, or what?”
“She’s swimming right into my arms,” a tearful Katrina said. And the young dolphin stayed there while her friend whispered to her and stroked her head.
“I’ve missed you so much,” Katrina said softly.
The trainer smiled. “You guys are a lot alike. No wonder you’re such good friends.”
“Video crew’s here!” the grey haired volunteer shouted to the trainer, breaking the spell.
“I have to go now, but I’ll be back soon,” Katrina told the dolphin. “We’re doing a film together.” I can’t believe any of this is happening.
One Pelican at a Time and Nancy were featured in the PBS Tampa special, GulfWatch. Pelican has won the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite Five Star Award and was nominated for a Global eBook Award.
Her travels take her extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education. Nancy is a frequent speaker at conferences, including the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
She and her husband live in Tampa and St. Louis.
Visit Nancy online at http://www.nancystewartbooks.com
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