Manatee Blues

By: Laurie Halse Anderson


  • Brenna
  • Dr. Mac
  • Gretchen
  • Maggie
  • Zoe
  • Key Lime
  • Violet


  • In the book Dr. Mac brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen. She is a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center, and they really need money. Brenna really wants to help and will do what ever it takes to help. On one of their trips their they went on a boat ride and they saw a hurt baby manatee. Then Gretchen jumped out of the boat to go save it. Once Gretchen turned around she saw Brenna. Gretchen got very mad at her. Then she realized Brenna was just trying to help. They named the baby manatee Key Lime she went in a aquarium with violet another rescued manatee. Violet got cut bad by a boat propeller. She had many cuts on her back and all over her. That is some about the book Manatee Blues.


  • Fiction

Favorite and least favorite part

  • My favorite part was when they jumped out to save the baby manatee, and my least favorite part was when the manatee Violet got cut by a boat propeller.

I would recommend the book to

  • People who like animal books

About the author

  • The author is Laurie Halse Anderson she has written many books about animals. She has a series called Vet Volunteers. Also if you don't like animal books she has many others that are not about animals. She lives in northern New York with her husband and her dog.
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