When her father successfully harpoons a manatee, leaving its baby orphaned, Manuela vows to rescue the calf and return it to the river, helping change the attitudes of the people in her village in the process.
First U.S. edition.
105 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Target Audience Note:
Series:Davies, Nicola, 1958- Heroes of the wild.
Heroes of the wild
Subjects:Girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Manatees -- Conservation -- Juvenile fiction.
Manatees -- Infancy -- Juvenile fiction.
Manatees -- Juvenile fiction.
Puerto Narin||o (Amazonas, Colombia) -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Authors:Wright, Annabel, illustrator.