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Ripple: A Dolphin Love Story
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Twenty million years ago, powers of the universe allow an ancient spirit one final chance to achieve a mysterious intellectual purpose, by incarnating it as a dolphin on the planet Azure (Earth.) The spirit is born as Ripple, a vulnerable female with a seeming tendency to insanity. She falls for the scarred fighter-dolphin Cosmo and love inspires her to achieve her purpose. But before she can communicate her discovery, she must overcome terrific odds among the terrors and tragedies of the ancient oceans. If she can succeed, the universe will change forever, and profoundly affect the yet-to-evolve human race. This important piece of metaphysical literary fiction is written for adults but is eminently suitable as a text for secondary school students, being both challenging, absorbing and informative of the ocean environment that covers most of our world. The book was selected to represent New Zealand authors at the 2012 Frankfurt Book fair during New Zealand's year as country of honor at the fair. It has now been translated and traditionally published as a hardcover edition in The Czech Republic.
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Tui Allen now lives inland, in the Waikato of New-Zealand, which is the ideal location for the cycling and country walking she enjoys these days. But Tui grew up in an Auckland sailing family and her first marital home was a small wooden yacht, the classic H28 design Patricia. In her early married life, she sailed the South-Pacific in Patricia with her husband Bill Simpson and came face to face with many cetaceans who inspired the story of Ripple. Tui has worked as a primary schoolteacher and a web designer. Her previous published work consists of stories, picture books and poetry for younger children, articles for newspapers and magazines, mainly on sports topics and of course many web sites. Tui is very motivated about conservation issues particularly marine conservation. Ripple is her first novel.

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