Join Ali on the
adventure of a lifetime! When Ali moves from the mountains to the
coast, she has a tough time adjusting to a new town and a new school.
That is until she meets some unique inhabitants of her new neighborhood--a
mother manatee and her baby! Ali finds a "secret place"... a nearby
canal that is home to these very special animals. Ali spends hours
at her "secret place" observing the manatees. With the help of her
friend, Einstein, and her teacher, Mrs. Fields, Ali learns all about
manatees. Then one day something terrible happens to shatter Ali's
secret world! Find out how Ali uses her knowledge about manatees to
save the day. Learn all about the gentle manatees and efforts to save
this endangered animal in this action-packed adventure!
story is based on true experiences, including those of the author,
Sea World animal care specialists, and a special lady marine biologist,
Science; Friendship; Helping Others; Compassion; Prejudice; Tolerance
Chapters and Information Sheet for The Great Manatee Rescue
Mary Maden's serial stories are not in book form or available to the
they are only available for newspaper publication.