Animal Planet All-Star Readers: I Am Fungie the Dolphin Level 2 tells the remarkable true story of a beloved dolphin that lived in an Irish harbor for decades!
Dolphins usually live and interact with other dolphins, but one dolphin—affectionately named Fungie by locals—lived by himself in a harbor in the town of Dingle, Ireland, for more than 30 years. Fungie’s life story is told from his point of view in Animal Planet All-Star Readers: I Am Fungie the Dolphin, a Level 2 reader full of photographs and including a glossary. Dolphin-loving kids will eagerly plunge into this unique story that will also help them build their literacy skills.
Brenda Scott Royce is a lifelong lover of beasts and books—and whenever possible her work combines the two. She’s served as editor of Zoo View, the award-winning magazine of the Los Angeles Zoo, for more than a decade. Her children’s books include two titles in the ASPCA’s Pet Rescue Club series— Champion’s New Shoes and Bailey the Wonder Dog. Her award-winning comedic novels Monkey Love and Monkey Star chronicle the misadventures of Holly Heckerling, a stand-up comedienne who befriends a monkey while juggling career and romantic entanglements.Brenda likes to say that she majored in monkeys in college (she earned a bachelor’s degree in primatology and anthropology from California State University, Fullerton) and that some of her best friends are chimpanzees (she worked as a chimp keeper at a wildlife sanctuary). She lives in Glendora, California.