The Boy and the Dolphin

Memory Road
January 30, 2017
Long-Time Boca Resident, Developer, Philanthropic Hero and Renaissance Man Dick Schmidt Pens Second Book – Sans Cape
March 29, 2017

The Boy and the Dolphin


T oby Matthias finds himself living a dream life in the Bahamas, having been taken in by his grandparents after the unfortunate death of his mother and father. But growing up in the out islands in the mid – 1950’s has its own set of complications for Toby to deal with. Follow this heartwarming story of a boy and his best friend, a bottlenose dolphin, as they grow up together enjoying tropical adventures in the beautiful Caribbean. Take part in their journey through ever increasing separations as Toby completes his education in the States and serves his country in the skies over Vietnam, sharing an unbreakable bond for more than a decade.

About The Boy and the Dolphin

"Dick Schmidt's first novel is simply first rate. Fascinating, heartwarming, and absorbing from beginning to end. The characters are finely drawn, the plot ever captivating, and reading this novel, you are completely transported into Toby's world, surrounded by the beauty of the Bahamas and Southeast Asia."

-- DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

"Dick Schmidt has crafted a charming story of a relationship between a boy and a dolphin. Spanning more than a decade and set against the backdrop of a fictitious Caribbean island, this wonderful story explores the connection between humankind and the natural world and how it can enrich both. This inspiring story reminds us that the world would be a better place if we could all find a way to live in harmony. I have known Dick for several years. As a businessman and philanthropist he has demonstrated his deep commitment to conservation. This touching story is another example of his passion for nature and the oceans."

- PHILIPPE COUSTEAU

What if your best friend had fins?

“Fascinating, heart-warming, and absorbing from beginning to end!”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author