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ISBN13: 9780395069622
ISBN10: 0395069629
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Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.

Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.

More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.

In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has a stunning new look, and an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.

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Scott ODell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for his unforgettable novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. His quietly gripping tale of Karanas survival, strength, and courage—and vivid descriptions of island life—has captivated readers for decades. This 50th anniversary edition features an introduction by two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry.

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This newly illustrated edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins, a Newbery Award-winning novel published in 1960, includes fourteen full-color paintings by a master watercolorist.

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The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.

Synopsis:

The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.

About the Author

Scott ODell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.

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brunettegal418, January 1, 2008 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
Even after reading this book almost four years ago, seeing the title "Island of the Blue Dolphins" made me nod and smile. I can still vividly remember scenes of such intense, suberb writing and emotion. Not only does this story stay with you, but this book makes you salute Scott O'dell for writing such an amazing peice of art.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395069622
Author:
O'Dell, Scott
Author:
C'Dell, Scott
Author:
O'Dell, Scott
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
Boston
Subject:
California
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Newbery Medal.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
September 1960
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 192 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395069622 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Scott ODell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for his unforgettable novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. His quietly gripping tale of Karanas survival, strength, and courage—and vivid descriptions of island life—has captivated readers for decades. This 50th anniversary edition features an introduction by two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry.
"Synopsis" by ,
This newly illustrated edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins, a Newbery Award-winning novel published in 1960, includes fourteen full-color paintings by a master watercolorist.
"Synopsis" by , The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.
"Synopsis" by ,
The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.
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