by Sylva Kelegian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781493143870
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781493143887
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781493143863

About the Book

2016 Book Excellence Finalist Award - Children's Fiction
2015 Global Ebook Award Wi1nner - Children's Literature Fiction
2015 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner - Children's Fiction
2015 Cipa Evvy Merit Award - Children's Story books

When eight-year-old Saroya loses her mother, her usually absent father takes her on a cruise for her birthday, which he forgets to celebrate. Devastated and very seasick, the little girl falls off the ship, trying to catch a locket that belonged to her beloved mother. Saroya is then rescued by a dolphin who takes her to the magical Animia Island, where she meets Josephine, a stuffed puppet; her son, Little Joe; Calista the conch; Jonbl the baseball glove; and the adorable Spoon. They, among others, were all unwanted and are now animate-alive. Through her new friends, the birthday girl learns she is not alone and that where there is life, there is love.

Illustrations by: Lynnda Rakos

About the Author

Actress Sylva Kelegian has rescued over five hundred dogs. She has appeared Off-Broadway and guest starred on television dramas such as CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, Bones, Without a Trace, and many more. She has starred in independent films and Stephen King’s movie of the week, Desperation, and appeared in movies such as Spiderman, Crash, Atlas Shrugged, and Return to Zero. She also created and co-wrote a one-hour drama for TV about the rescue world that is being shopped around and recently completed The Dolphin Princess, a middle-grade book. Sylva lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Jude Ciccolella and their dogs, Mazie, Nate, and Shadow.