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Island of the Blue Dolphins (Illustrated American Classics)

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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.

Synopsis:

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. A classic!

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

"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; Newbery Medal.

About the Author

Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his wife, Betsy Lewin, also a children's book writer and illustrator. He and his wife travel a
Scott O'Dell (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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395536803
ill.:
Lewin, Ted
Author:
Lewin, Ted
Author:
O'Dell, Scott
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Islands -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Illustrated American Classics
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
October 1990
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.25 in 1.17 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 192 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395536803 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. A classic!
"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 , "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; Newbery Medal.
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