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Fast-Talking Dolphin

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Eric Anderson can't believe his eyes - or his ears! What is a dolphin, a rhyme-talking dolphin, doing in a New England trout pond?

Simple. Wallingford Ullingham Lowell, the Third - Wallingford for short - claims he was on his way to a big oceanography conference. Somehow he fell out of his plane into the pond near the Anderson's farm.

As Eric and the exaasperating Wallingfor
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published 1978)
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Teri Anderson
This was a much-loved book of mine from childhood. I had the pleasure of reading my much-worn copy to my son, and we soooo enjoyed it together. Wallingford is a highly educated talking dolphin (think Charles Winchester III from MASH here!) He has a talent for speaking in anapestic poetry. His troubles begin when, en route to a convention, he falls from an airplane and lands in a pond on a New England mountain. And this is where the boy named Eric meets him. Thank you, Carson Davidson, for a wond ...more
Wayne S.
Eric Anderson lives with his father, mother, and brother Karl on a farm beside a mountain in New England. One day, he goes to a nearby ten foot wide trout pond and finds a bottle-nosed dolphin named Wallingford Ullingham Lowell, the Third. What is even more amazing is that Wallingford can talk—and in anapestic poetry no less. The dolphin says that he was in a plane on his way to an oceanography conference in London when he fell out of the cargo hold. In doing his research, Eric finds out that do ...more
Kristy
I read this book many years ago when I was in the 6th grade; and it was the book, for whatever reason, that made me fall-in-love books. I realized that reading could be fun and not just something I had to do reluctantly. Now 20 years later, I have read hundreds of books; but I still remember that the Fast-Talking Dolphin and the book report I read it for, was what started it all.

Thank you Carson Davidson. It was by chance I picked up your book at a book fair and thought, "Well why not... it has
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Alisha
This was a cute and even funny little book. I love dolphins and what can be better than a TALKING DOLPHIN. I must say this dolphin has some attitude! A great little read.
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December 2011: Found in books from Tita's attic.
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