The Rescue Princesses team up in The Wishing Pearl to rescue an injured dolphin. Below, read an exclusive look at what happened after the book ended.
This morning dawned sunny and bright, a perfect day for a swim! I knew if I went down to the beach early, I might get some precious time alone with my dolphin. Now that he was healed, I knew he would be ready to play.
I dashed down the hill and stopped on the edge of the sand. I was suddenly worried that the beach might be full of kings and queens all expecting a princess like me to be prim and proper! But there were only miles of empty golden sand. The beautiful, deep blue sea exactly matched the color of my sapphire ring.
I gazed at the waves hopefully. Would my dolphin be waiting for me? I noticed a glint of gray in the water. Was it just seaweed, or could it be my dolphin’s nose? Then the gray patch moved. It really was my dolphin!
I called out as I ran down to the water’s edge and the dolphin squeaked back at me. Then it leaped out of the water, making a huge splash. I laughed and took off the t-shirt covering my bathing suit. I dived right into the water. We played together all morning. We took turns seeing who could splash the hardest, and then we practiced diving down to the sandy sea bed and picking up shells. My dolphin was better at diving, and I was better at picking up the shells. I wish I could do this every day! I never want to go back home!
–Vanessa, Scholastic Staffer