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ISBN13: 9780440439882
ISBN10: 0440439884
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In the Pacific, there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea birds abound. Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Hers is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

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"A haunting and unusual story based on the fact that in the early 1800s an Indian girl spent 18 years alone on a rocky island far off the coast of California . . . A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal."--"School Library Journal," starred review. William Allen White Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; 1961 Newbery Medal winner.

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The winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, this novel is the story of a young Indian girl who is left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California for 18 years. She is not only surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

About the Author

Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 1898. He attended Occidental College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University, and University of Rome. He worked as a technical director for Paramount, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a book editor of a Los Angeles newspaper before serving in the United States Air Force during World War II. The recipient of numerous book awards, he established the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction in 1981. He died on October 15, 1989.

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BABY GIRL, March 25, 2010 (view all comments by BABY GIRL)
This book is very hart warming and i also love the movie!
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Jose Juarez, January 13, 2010 (view all comments by Jose Juarez)
I also read this book when I was in elementary school, i'm 24 years old and still remember this book. It's definitely a memorable story. Scott O'Dell tells a story about an island that becomes over run by the white man. When the surviving natives decide to scape the island one girl, Karana, is left behind alone in the island for 18 years and survives. In her story of courage and survival she fights of wild dogs and loneliness. Eventually she is rescued only to die because her inviability to adapt to the city life. The story is based actual facts and it's a children's book that adults will enjoy.
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srwitler, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by srwitler)
I read this book when I was in elementary school. I am now 50 years old and I still say that it was one of my favorite childhood books. My son gave me a book called "Reflections from a Mother's Heart" in which you are asked to write the answers to various questions, one of them being, "What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child?" I wrote "Island of the Blue Dolphins". Now that I am older I plan to get a copy and read it again, some 38 years later.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440439882
Author:
O'Dell, Scott
Publisher:
Yearling
Author:
Various
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Islands -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Copyright:
Series Volume:
preprimer 4
Publication Date:
19870201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.65x5.16x.91 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 192 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440439882 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A haunting and unusual story based on the fact that in the early 1800s an Indian girl spent 18 years alone on a rocky island far off the coast of California . . . A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal."--"School Library Journal," starred review. William Allen White Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; 1961 Newbery Medal winner.
"Synopsis" by , The winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, this novel is the story of a young Indian girl who is left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California for 18 years. She is not only surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
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