Saturday, May 12, 2012

Katrina and Winter

Okay, I admit it; I'm jealous. Nancy Stewart has done it again. As with One Pelican at a Time, which I previously reviewed, she's written another book that will make a positive difference in the world.

Katrina and Winter, Partners in Courage is about a girl with a prosthetic leg who meets a dolphin with a prosthetic tail and is encouraged to overcome her feelings of inadequacy and become a normal kid. This is a true story illustrated with photos of Katrina (the girl) and Winter (the dolphin.)

The story is well written and the part where Katrina is reunited with Winter actually brought tears to my eyes. The book will not only encourage kids with special needs and help other readers to understand them, it will make anyone with difficulties and obstacles in their lives want to keep trying and do their best.

And when those young readers have grown up their lives may be different because of having read this book, and maybe some of them will go on to make a difference in the lives of others.

Yay, Nancy Stewart!


8 comments:

Nancy Stewart said...

Janet, Many thanks for your wonderful review O Katrina and Winter! I so appreciate what you've said here and for Amazon as well. It's so great to have you review this book, as I know of your great interest in special needs kids!

All best wishes to you and your lovely blog!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Of course you're welcome, Nancy.

Penelope Cole said...

Hi Jan,
Great review. (I had to wait till I did my review before reading yours.) Blessings and hugs, Penny

Janet Ann Collins said...

That shows you're honest, Penny.

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing the great review, Jan. Nancy, good for you with another meaningful book!

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome, Connie. I hope it encourages people to read the book.

Ginny Rorby said...

The book sounds so much better than the Disney-fied movie about Winter. Thank you.

Janet Ann Collins said...

I think you'll enjoy reading it.