Dolphin Island by Arthur C. ClarkeSet in the near future, a cargo hovership makes an emergency stop in the Midwest to make repairs. An adventurous teenager, Johnny Clinton, sneaks on board.
About a day later there is an explosion, the craft comes to a stop in the southern Pacific Ocean, and starts to sink. Its crew, not aware they had a stowaway, leaves on a lifeboat. The craft sinks entirely leaving Johnny swimming around in a field of debris. He climbs onto a larger piece to use as a raft though has no food or shelter.
Johnny is rescued by a pod of dolphins who push his raft 100 miles to an island in the heart of Australias Great Barrier Reef. There, Johnny meets the brilliant and eccentric Professor Kazan, who has dedicated his life to the study of dolphin communication. Johnnys further adventures with dolphins and the sea make this an exciting and fascinating coming-of-age story.
Dolphin Island : a story of the people of the sea
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. A science fiction adventure for readers of all ages, from a winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards. In the near future, a cargo hovership makes an emergency landing in a rural part of the Midwest. An adventurous teenager, Johnny Clinton, sneaks on board—only to survive a second crash a few hours later, this time into the Pacific Ocean. The crew escapes, but Johnny is left on board, adrift in the wreckage of the ship—until he is rescued by a pod of dolphins, who bring him to a remote island hidden in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Clarke first published in Late one night in the world of the future , a giant cargo hovership makes an emergency landing somewhere in the middle of the United States and an enterprising teenager named Johnny Clinton stows away on it. A few hours later, the craft crashes into the Pacific Ocean. The crew "even the ship's cat" is offloaded onto lifeboats, leaving Johnny who, as a stowaway, was not on the ship's manifest adrift in the flotsam from the wreckage. His life is saved by the "People of the Sea"—dolphins. A school of these fantastic creatures guides him to an island on Australia 's Great Barrier Reef. Johnny becomes involved with the work of a strange and fascinating research community where a brilliant professor tries to communicate with dolphins.
This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. He is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie A Space Odyssey , widely considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel.