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Molly’s fisherman father makes her a little dinghy and teaches her to sail. Soon Molly is scudding over the waves, with a pod of dolphins leaping all around.
She helps the dolphins when one gets tangled up in a fishing net. But what will happen when it’s Molly who needs help?
The dramatic and beautiful sixth book in this acclaimed series by an award-winning author/illustrator team sees young Molly take to the sea with joy, with confidence, and, as always, with kindness.
Books in the Series:
- Molly and the Stormy Sea
- Molly and the Whale
- Molly and the Lockdown
- Molly and the Lighthouse
- Molly and the Shipwreck
- Molly and the Dolphins
Malachy Doyle has over 100 children’s books published by leading English, Welsh and Irish publishers, from picture books to teenage novels. His work has been translated into 27 languages and he is a previous winner of the Tir na n-Og Award, the Nestle Children’s Book Award, the English Association Award for Non-Fiction and many other awards in the UK and USA.
Andrew Whitson is an award-winning artist and Belfast native who likes to be called Mr Ando! He lives in an old house which is nestled discreetly on the side of a misty hill at the edge of a magic wood, below an enchanted castle in the shadow of a giant’s nose. His house looks down over Belfast Harbour, where the Titanic was built, and up at the Belfast Cavehill, where an American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber plane once crashed during World War II! Mr Ando has illustrated over twenty books under his own name, the most recent of which being the Molly series with Malachy Doyle and the award-winning Rita series of picture books with Máire Zepf.
'There are so many children who will love the animals being such a key aspect to Molly’s adventure.' Samantha Thomas, Book Bound
'A delightful book' Book Read 2 Day
'Full of adventure, excitement, heart and happiness, Molly and the Dolphins is just the story to keep the summer sun alive all year long. I can’t wait for the next adventure. Joyous….simply joyous!' Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories
'With dramatic illustrations and an important ecological message, this is another treat from team Doyle and Whitson.' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'Malachy Doyle’s story paired with Andrew Whitston’s beautiful illustrations, provide a rich resource through which to discuss the issues of over-fishing and polluted coastlines, the protection of sea life and the dangers of the ocean. The ambitious use of vocabulary offers opportunities for young learners to develop their language and will hopefully inspire developing writers to be adventurous with their own use of word choice.' Kalpa Ghelani, Just Imagine
'This dramatic, beautiful picture book is about love, kindness and friendship.' Claire Hewson, Early Years Educator
'A dramatic tale of two rescues, with a message of kindness, perseverance and joy.' It's All About Stories
'I think this is a lovely book. It brings Molly’s adventures to life in a beautiful way.' Cathy Powell
'The illustrations are absolutely wonderful, and carry you away into Molly’s seaside world. I particularly love the scenes where the dolphins are just visible below the water, it feels like you could dive in for a swim too!' Milo and Gigi's Bookshelf
'The illustrations really make this book so much more appealing to read and there’s so much detail to look at on each page including some characters from previous books in the series! Overall this is such a lovely book.' Strawberry Post
'These smooth illustrations show stunning marine scenes of dolphins majestically swimming by Molly’s boat while she discovers her independence riding the waves at sea. From ocean blue to sunset gold, there’s plenty to love here.' Storybook Mamma
'A really beautiful story that is very relevant.' Nourished by Books
'An exciting, explorative tale with a superb environmental message, close family bonds and oceans of love and kindness. It has it all!' Lights out with Louise