Jody McGrath's dolphin dreams are coming true! Her whole family is sailing around the world researching dolphins - and Jody is recording all their exciting adventures in herDolphin Diaries
The McGraths have arrived in Sundarbans Delta, at the mouth of the great Ganges River. There, Jody hopes to see the rare and unusual Irrawaddy dolphins. Her wish comes true when at last she spots one, whom she names Sandhi.
But her world is turned upside down when she learns there are poachers around, and Sandhi is missing. Does Sandhi have a secret hiding place, or has she been caught?
Ben M. Baglio created the brief for two series of children's books - Dolphin Diaries and Animal Ark. Dolphin Diaries features a girl and her family from Florida, who travel around the world as marine biologists and study dolphins. Animal Ark features two children who work together to help animals and solve animal-related mysteries. The books were written by commissioned writers in the UK under Baglio's instruction using the pseudonym Lucy Daniels. Each ghostwriter is named with a 'Special Thanks' on the copyright page.
Using his real name he also wrote the book series The Pet Finders Club, featuring a group of three children who search for peoples lost pets.
This was one of my favorites because of how it incorporated details about a culture I was unfamiliar with in southern India and Bangladesh - just like the one in the South American jungle or the Orinoco River delta. Choosing to include unique challenges to that area like poaching and potential flooding gave the story unique character. I am sad that the author(s) chose to end the series with so much of the world to explore but I must admit that the last few before this weren't as entertaining. I think that was partly because the story has such a simple plot that it started to be too predictable. This has been a great series and would be a terrific suggestion for preteens.
Another really good series of books by Lucy Daniels, I was completely in love with these books when I was younger. This series I particularly likes as it was Dolphin based ands they used to be my favourite animal when I was younger.
If you like animals you cannot help but love these books when you are a child.