Manuela had imagined that killing a manatee would be like killing a very big fish, just more exciting. But it wasn't at all.
Manuela has always wanted to hunt a manatee, but when her father harpoons one, leaving its baby orphaned, she finds that her feelings have changed. She vows to rescue the wounded baby manatee and return him to the river. But she soon realizes what an enormous task she's taken on. Will she be able to save the baby manatee -- and protect him from being hunted in the future, too?
Zoologist Nicola Davies perfectly merges a heart-pounding adventure with an important message about conservation, and Annabel Wright's gorgeous black-and-white illustrations bring Manuela's story to life.