Thursday, November 08, 2007

Dana and the dolphin, a new children's book written with children's input

A new children's book titled “Dana and the Dolphin”, written by local resident Jane Jaffer, has been launched by Turtle's Bookshop.

The story centres on the adventures of a young Omani girl who is rescued by a beautiful grey dolphin.

“Dana and the Dolphin” have been illustrated by several, young and talented Omani schoolgirls.
Jaffer is currently spearheading a campaign with Dar Al Atta'a to promote reading in the community and to help raise funds for a mobile library unit. Jaffer said she thought it would be great for children to read a story that was set in Oman.

When the book was being written, Jaffer invited local children to offer their ideas and to involve them children in the creative writing.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"