Researchers teach Mila language and music. She learns, too, about rules and expectations, about locked doors and broken promises, disappointment and betrayal.
The more Mila finds out what it means to be human, the more deeply she longs for her ocean home.
©1998 Karen Hesse; (P)2009 Listening Library
"As moving as a sonnet, as eloquently structured as a bell curve." (Publishers Weekly)
"A probing look at what makes us human, with an unforgettable protagonist." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Haunting and unforgettable." (School Library Journal)
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