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Hardcover The Dolphins of Pern Book

ISBN: 0345368940

ISBN13: 9780345368942

The Dolphins of Pern

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For use in schools and libraries only. Two boys, one of them a dragonrider, re-establish crucial contact with the wise dolphins, the legendary "shipfish" of Pern.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

A Favorite

This has always been one of my favorite Pern books. Even though I like the more traditional Pern-style books, which I define as the ones in the 'old' Pern, this is better than some. It revolves around the 'Ship-fish', which are smarter than the Pernese gave them credit for. Timewise, it occurs around and during 'All the Weyrs of Pern', and several references are made to events happening in that book. ATWOP, however, doesn't, so reading it first might make more sense. Still, this is a wonderful book, and continues the wonderful legacy and history of Pern.

Dolphins Are #1!!!!!

Honestly, I can't see why people don't like this novel. The dolphins were included in earlier books, but were barely mentioned and always known as shipfish. I suggest reading this and all other McCaffrey novels--this is one of my personal favorites. And come on--if you haven't read it, how do you know if you'll like it? Re-read the series in order and you'll see how it all fits in. I have no personal favorite McCaffrey novel; they're all top-grade. Read and enjoy: don't criticize everything you see! And, by the way, Aramina was ticked at the dolphins because she thought they had something to do with Readis's injury. In truth, we all like to blame someone or something else now and then.

Excellent story on the relationship between dolphins & man

This is the first book I read of the Pern stories and I absolutely love it! And I'd like to say that I wouldn't be surprise if we can actually communicate with them, if we open up ourselves and listen. I believe Anne did an excellent depiction of how Readis realized that the survival of Pern is also intertwined with that of the dolphins we all know so well. I would like to see more of the dolphins on Pern.

Extrodinary Book

I think The Dolphins of Pern is a fantastic book. Sure in the beginning of the Pern series the dolphins did not talk, but they were most assuredly there on the ships coming to Pern. The dolphins, like the fire lizards are a wonderful addition to Pern. They can diagnose health problems before they get too bad, and they make a little boy into a wonderful, helpful person. Read this book. It is a MUST in the Pern series for true fans of Anne McCaffrey.

Yet another wonderful Pern book

I really enjoyed this book. It introduces the dolphins back into the lives of the Pernese people
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