Representatives from all the world's dolphin pods are on their way to their "Dolphin Olympics". For Mattie and his friends it is their first time attending this event and their excitement is infectious. Challenges for the main character, Mattie, are quick to find him. While the thrill of his exploits will keep the readers turning pages, learning about dolphins, marine life, and so much more is made easy and fun. All of the facts have been researched with an eye on the educational curriculum that every child should know. The reader is allowed to learn as a secondary result but it is the story that will keep them from wanting to put the book down.
About the Author: Margaret Gillrie-Fraser became fascinated with dolphins during a trip to the world's largest natural aquarium in Mexico. Maureen Molina Johnston offered her the opportunity to learn more about dolphins in a "hands on" way. Thrilled, she also started reading the books written by Dr. Horace Dobbs. This passion grew as she learned more through other books, documentaries and opportunities to work with the amazing mammals. Siegfried of Siegfried & Roy, in Las Vegas, also supported her by letting her access the dolphins at the Mirage. As a Post Graduate Specialist in Human Growth & Development, her career working with children, teachers, administrators and other professionals in the Education field led her to her commitment of writing "FACTIONAL" books about dolphins. Aware of the need to educate children of the world, Margaret decided to write books that thrilled the readers with stories about the travels of her main dolphin character, Mattie (named as a tribute to Mattie Stepanek), while learning. Margaret wanted to fill the readers with awe of the magic that occurs in nature and the universe around us. She wanted to make learning fun and accessible to children everywhere. The philosophy of self awareness, self esteem, setting goals and believing in them while assuming the responsibility of making a difference in this world are intrinsic to the "soul" of her books. She addresses life lessons throughout the book while using critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills and problem solving skills in the way that her character approaches each challenge. Since writing her first novel "The Dolphin Way", Margaret has worked with Dr. Horace Dobbs (accredited with being a world leader in the study of dolphins) who led the International Symposium on Human Growth and Development Partnered with Dolphins, held in Mexico. Sponsored by a member of the German Royal Family, she was invited to be a part of the steering committee in the development and the running of the Symposium. She then was invited to Europe to learn more about new learning styles and research on child development by Institutes and Foundations attending the Symposium. Returning to Canada. Margaret has also been a guest of the Clearwater Aquarium in Florida where she met the most famous dolphin in the world, WINTER!