New York; (1984): Farrar, Straus and Giroux. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022411
. 5th printing. 324pp., signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Vicky Austen, nearly 16 begins her summer. First a funeral, then her grand-father struggles with leukemia. The only thing that makes her feel better is her poetry and her serious scientific experiments in non-verbal communication with wild dolphins which provide solace and brief moments of piece. This is the fourth book dealing with the Austin family. Winner of the Newberry Honor. A near fine copy bound in black cloth, spine lettered and ruled in silver and gilt, a bit of white residue from jacket on upper board, in a fine but clipped dust jacket.