The Dolphin People

The Dolphin People

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Shortly after the end of WWII, sixteen-year-old Erich Linden and his family have fled Germany and joined Erich's uncle, Klaus, in Venezuela, where they will begin a new life. But, en route to Klaus's outpost further inland, they encounter a storm and their plane crashes in the middle of the jungle. Stranded deep within Amazonia with no hope of rescue, they are discovered by the Yayomi, a violent and superstitious Stone Age tribe. The Yayomi believe the strangelooking foreigners are freshwater dolphins in human form--and the Lindens believe that as long as they can keep up the bizarre ruse they'll be safe. But the jungle is a dark, mysterious place, and no place for a family of sham dolphin-people who are ultimately left with only two choices: to escape or to die trying.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780061672965
0061672963
Branch Call Number: FIC/KROL
Characteristics: 356, 20 p. ; 21 cm.

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IPL_Mandy Jun 04, 2014

After WWII, 16 year old Erich's widowed mother remarries his Uncle, Klaus. Along with his younger brother, they set off for South America and Klaus' new job. On the way, their small plane crashes in the middle of the vast Amazon jungle. They have no way of making contact with the world, and no means of transportation in the harsh Amazonian climate. The survivors are found by a tribe of untouched people, who seem to offer safety, but what at first appears as hope, quickly turns to despair.

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