Details for 'Molly and the Dolphins' by Malachy Doyle and illustrated by Andrew Whitson
Molly and the Dolphins
Molly's father is a fisherman who decides to make a dinghy for his daughter and teach her to sail. It doesn't take long for Molly to get the hang of it and is thrilled to find dolphins join her, leaping through the waves.
Soon Molly is allowed to sail on her own but on one outing discovers that the dolphins have been caught up in the fishing nets. Fortunately her dad comes to the rescue and they're able to cut the dolphins free.
Another day, Molly sails a little further out than usual and the weather changes. She realises that she's in trouble and there seems to be no one who can help her. What will she do?
It's a very lovely tale of the bond between father and daughter, a friendship between a young girl and a pod of dolphins, and adventures on the sea. Suitable for children aged three upwards, I rather enjoyed it!