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Island of the Blue Dolphins (Laurel Leaf Books)

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An Excerpt from Island of the Blue Dolphins

There are no trees on the island except the small ones stunted by the

wind. When a log came ashore, as happened once in a long time, it was

always carried to the village and worked on where a chance wave could

not wash it away. That the men were sent to hollow out the log in the

cove, and to sleep beside it during the night, meant that they were there

to watch the Aleuts, to give the alarm should Captain Orlov try to sail

off without paying us for the otter skins.

Everyone was afraid he might, so besides the men in the cove who watch

the Aleut ship, others kept watch on the camp.

Every hour someone brought news. Ulape said that the Aleut woman spent

a whole afternoon cleaning her skin aprons, which she had not done before

while she had been there. Early one morning, Ramo said he had just seen

Captain Orlov carefully trimming his beard so that it looked the way it

did when he first came. The Aleuts who sharpened the log spears stopped

this work and gave all their time to skinning the otter which were brought

in at dusk.

We in the village of Ghalas-at knew that Captain Orlov and his hunters

were getting ready to leave the island. Would he pay us for the otter

he had slain or would he try to sneak away in the night? Would our men

have to fight for our rightful share?

These questions everyone asked while the Aleuts went about their preparations

— everyone except my father, who said nothing, but each night worked

on the new spear he was making.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440940005
Author:
O'Dell, Scott
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Author:
C'Dell, Scott
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Dolphins
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-Leaf Books
Series Volume:
54
Publication Date:
March 1978
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.25x4.00x1.00 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 208 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440940005 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[This] survival story...is spellbinding."
"Review" by , "A haunting and unusual story....A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal."
"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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